Where Arkansas Lands on the New CDC Mask Guidance Map

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new map that shows people what the level of COVID-19 looks like in the communities they live in. Northwestern Arkansas and River Valley counties are all classified in the “middle” Zone. This is based on COVID-19 hospital admissions and percentage of occupied beds. If you live in an area that’s measured at a low-risk level, the CDC says mask-wearing is up to you and whether you want to wear a mask as a personal choice. If you live in an area that’s measured at an average risk level, the CDC says people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for serious illness should wear masks indoors when in public. People who live or have social contact with immunocompromised people should also wear a mask when indoors with them. People living in a high-risk area are recommended to wear a mask indoors in public, regardless of their vaccination or individual status. risk. The new card was launched on Friday in conjunction with the agency’s new recommendations for masking. 53.82% of Arkansas’ population is fully immunized. Only four states have a lower rate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new map that shows people what the level of COVID-19 is in the communities they live in.

Northwest Arkansas and River Valley counties are all categorized in the “high” or “medium” zone. This is based on COVID-19 hospital admissions and percentage of occupied beds.

If you live in an area that’s measured at a low-risk level, the CDC says mask-wearing is up to you and whether you want to wear a mask as a personal choice.

If you live in an area measured at an average risk level, the CDC advises that people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of serious illness should wear masks indoors when in public. People who live or have social contact with immunocompromised people should also wear a mask when indoors with them.

People living in a high-risk area are recommended to wear a mask indoors in public, regardless of their vaccination status or individual risk.

The new card was launched on Friday in conjunction with the agency’s new recommendations for masking.

53.82% of Arkansas’ population is fully immunized. Only four states have a lower rate.

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