By Marsha Mullings, MPH
33 million cases, 587,000 deaths
2.3 million cases, 93,110 total hospitalizations, 36,075 deaths
239,081 cases, 10,295 total hospitalizations, 3,011 deaths
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided new guidelines regarding mask wearing:
*Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
*You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
*The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine, persons 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The risk of infection with coronavirus and the possibility of developing COVID-19 disease remain extremely high for people who are unvaccinated. Remaining vigilant against disease transmission is critical. Practice good COVID-19 control strategies:
*Observe social distancing guidelines (6 feet or more of separation from others).
*Practice good hand hygiene (wash hands frequently with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizers).
*Wear a mask when out in public if you are unvaccinated.
For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, visit www.FloridaHealth.org;