Mask Mandates Are Back

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded the monkeypox alert to level 2 on Monday, advising travelers to practice enhanced precautions, including wearing a mask.

The CDC advised wearing masks after closely monitoring cases of monkeypox that have lately been reported in numerous countries, including the U.S., reported Fox News.

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The agency appears to have updated its website, erasing any direction advising travelers to wear masks. Instead, the CDC recommends travelers avoid close physical contact with infected people, wash their hands with soap and water, and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.


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