CDC: ‘Everyone in Jefferson Co. should wear a mask in public, indoor settings’


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID Data Tracker, people in Jefferson County need to wear masks when in public, indoor settings.

Despite the lack of mask mandates in Jefferson County, the CDC still says that “everyone in Jefferson County, Alabama should wear a mask in public, indoor settings.”

The CDC also reports that between Sept. 21 and 27, Jefferson Co. has seen 2,027 positive cases of COVID-19 and 222 hospitalizations; the community transmission level in the county has been categorized as ‘high’ for several weeks.

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