Some suggest putting the masks back on as the delta variant spreads
ORLANDO, Florida – The World Health Organization and Los Angeles County have released guidelines for vaccinated people to wear masks amid concerns of the delta variant.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not made any changes to its COVID-19 face coverage guidelines.
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Los Angeles County officials have cited an increase in cases of the delta variant, which the CDC has found to be more deadly than the original strain of COVID-19.
Orange County said Tuesday it continues to follow CDC recommendations, which do not require facial coverage for those vaccinated.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order in May that bans local governments from adopting mask warrants and any other coronavirus-related restrictions.
Dr Raul Pino of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said last week that he expects the delta variant to become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in central Florida.
Nick Sanders was walking around downtown Orlando on Tuesday and said he would wear a mask again if necessary.
“We have had masks for so long. I mean, I’m not trying to get back into a lockdown or nothing, ”Sanders said. “I have diabetes and was just trying to be safe. I have a pump and all that. I’m type one. That’s why I got it.
Although the CDC has not changed its guidance, Dr Anthony Fauci said the presence of the delta variant has doubled in the past two weeks in the United States.
Catherine Sanders said it was confusing to keep abreast of all the latest information released by health officials.
“You have other people who use big words and then people like me who don’t even know what they’re talking about, and then, you know, you have someone who explains it in layman’s terms and yeah, c ‘is really, really confusing, “Sanders said.
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health said there were 23 confirmed cases of the delta variant in Orange County, however, Pino said that number is likely much higher.
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