- McDonald’s requires customers and employees wear masks again.
- Although only in restaurants that are located in areas of the United States where COVID-19 transmission rates are higher.
- McDonald’s decided to follow the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
McDonald’s requires the use of masks again by customers and employees of restaurants that are located in areas of the United States where the transmission rates of COVID-19 are higher.
Just when the country contemplated the possibility of returning to normalcy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new sanitary measures, especially given the imminent arrival of the Delta variant and the increase in the number of cases. McDonald’s decided to follow the new directions.
McDonald’s requires customers and employees wear masks again
Fast food restaurants decided to comply with CDC guidelines, so they are asking their employees and customers to wear face masks again while they are on their premises. Thus they become the largest national chain with this requirement.
Other large companies such as Walmart, Target, Lowe’s and Kohl’s are also asking their workers to wear face masks, but only recommend and invite customers to also take the same safety measure against the coronavirus.
Why take the masks back?
This Monday, a year after they demanded the masks in their 14,000 restaurants across the country, McDonald’s is back on the measure, as confirmed USA TODAY. They had already eliminated the requirement since last May 21 for those who were vaccinated.
However, the company decided to follow the CDC’s guidance and change its policies for both customers and employees again, regardless of whether people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Take care of us all from the coronavirus
The masks are a necessary article of use for clients and workers who are not vaccinated in all the restaurants of the country; But now people must also use it, although they are vaccinated in restaurants located in high-contagion areas.
Last Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the new recommendations stating that people, even if they are already vaccinated against Covid-19, should start using the masks again in areas with high transmission of the disease. McDonald’s shares arrive a week later.
Apple will also ask for masks
In addition to McDonald’s, Apple stores also reestablished the policy of the use of masks for their buyers even if they are vaccinated. However, the Manzanita chain has only provided this measure in 270 of its stores in the country.
In its new guidance, the CDC also invited those with an underlying condition or those who may be more vulnerable to the coronavirus to continue to wear masks as a protective measure.
CDC alerts to the Delta variable
The latest CDC announcements warn that the Delta variant is much more contagious and warn that vaccinated people can spread it, requiring them to wear masks.
“The #DeltaVariant of the virus that causes # COVID19 is more than twice as contagious as the original strain. Some fully vaccinated people can transmit Delta, but vaccines provide protection against hospitalization, serious illness, and death. Get vaccinated: http://vaccines.gov ”, they indicated On twitter.
For much of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the population wear a mask when outdoors and maintain a distance of 6 feet (about two meters).
In April, as the vaccination campaign progressed, the agency relaxed the rules and declared that the chinstrap was no longer necessary unless people were indoors or in the middle of a crowd. In May, he relaxed them even further, stating that those who were fully vaccinated no longer needed the mask even in the middle of a crowd or, in most cases, indoors.
CDC Asks to Wear Masks: RECOMMENDATIONS
The agency continued to recommend face masks in certain enclosed spaces such as buses, airplanes, hospitals, jails and homeless shelters, and announced that job sites and other locations could reopen. He then stated that those who were fully vaccinated no longer needed the mask in summer camps or schools.
For months COVID-19 cases decreased along with hospitalizations and deaths, but the trend began to change at the beginning of the current summer as the contagious delta variant spread, especially in areas where much of the population was not vaccinated. In recent weeks, more cities have begun requiring the use of masks indoors, including St. Louis, Savannah, Georgia and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
CDC Asks to Wear Masks: GUIDELINES
The change in the CDC guidelines, which is expected to be confirmed during a press conference at 3:00 p.m. on the US east coast (7:00 p.m. GMT), responds to the increase in infections in the country due to the delta variant of covid- 19, much more contagious.
In mid-May, as the coronavirus vaccination campaign in the United States progressed, the CDC recommended that those who had already received the full regimen could go without a mask most of the time, even indoors.
CDC Asks to Wear Masks: HIGH RATES
This Tuesday, the health agency will change those guidelines to indicate that fully vaccinated people who are in areas of the United States with high or notable rates of COVID-19 infections should wear a mask again, according to sources consulted by the CNN chain. Nearly two-thirds of counties in the United States have high or notable rates of COVID-19 transmission, according to CDC data.
The main epidemiologist in the United States, Anthony Fauci, acknowledged on Sunday that the country’s health authorities were “actively considering” changing the recommendation on masks given the advance of the delta variant of the coronavirus, which already accounts for at least 83% of the Covid-19 cases sequenced in the nation. McDonald’s demands to wear masks again to customers and employees.
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