Pelosi Announces Masks Must Once Again Be Worn in the House, Mirroring CDC Guidance

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that masks indispensable erstwhile again beryllium worn successful the House, mirroring updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The seat wishes to pass each members and unit that masks volition beryllium erstwhile again beryllium required successful the Hall of the House. However, members volition beryllium permitted to region their masks temporarily portion nether recognition,” Pelosi said.

.@SpeakerPelosi updates U.S. House disguise policy: "The seat wishes to pass each members and unit that masks volition beryllium erstwhile again beryllium required successful the Hall of the House. However, members volition beryllium permitted to region their masks temporarily portion nether recognition." pic.twitter.com/KDmBsf61mL

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“To beryllium clear, for meetings successful an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED,” a memo from the Capitol physician, Brian Monahan, states.

“For the Congress, representing a postulation of individuals traveling play from assorted hazard areas (both precocious and debased rates of illness transmission), each individuals should deterioration a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration disguise (for illustration an receptor loop surgical disguise oregon a KN95 mask) erstwhile they are successful an interior space,” Monahan wrote.

Pelosi made her announcement a time aft the CDC recommended that immoderate radical vaccinated for Covid-19 should resume indoor mask-wearing successful parts of the state that person seen a surge successful cases. The proposal marks a reversal of a argumentation announced conscionable 2 months agone and comes amid much reports of breakthrough infections with the Delta variant of the microorganism successful radical who were afloat immunized.

Federal officials met connected Sunday evening to sermon reversing their policy, which antecedently said radical afloat protected from the coronavirus could spell mask-free indoors successful astir scenarios (and recommended that the unvaccinated should inactive deterioration masks).

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