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Cuyahoga County Board of Health lifts mask advisory

FILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in...
FILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.(Matt Rourke | AP)
Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 1:53 PM EST
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - As of March 7, a mask advisory is no longer in effect for Cuyahoga County.

The board of health said the advisory was lifted because a new tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Cuyahoga County is at a low risk for transmission.

According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC recommends those in low risk areas get all their COVID shots, including boosters, and get tested if they have COVID symptoms.

According to a news release, those in “high risk” areas are advised to talk with their doctor about wearing a mask and other safety practices.

The board of health is also making changes to its mask guidance.

As long as Cuyahoga County remains in the low or medium risk categories put forth by the CDC, masks will be optional for most staff members, according to the release.

Masks are still required for those who interact with individuals at high risk for severe disease or who cannot be vaccinated against COVID, the board of health said.

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