Should you ditch your mask? Elizabeth Tracey reports


Covid-19 transmission rates continue to fall around the country, and many states are rolling back mask mandates as well as other restrictions. Johns Hopkins physician Sherita Golden says while this is encouraging news, we need to all take a measured approach.

Golden: The fact that mask mandates are lifting is not a sign that the pandemic is over. It’s really a sign that some of the transmission rates in the community are much lower than they have been in the past, so some of the mask mandates will be rolled back as community spread significantly declines. That being said I am a firm believer that if you are in crowded situations where you’re unclear about the vaccination status of other people, those are situations where you should still feel compelled to wear a mask.  :31

Golden says she carries along a mask everywhere attached to a chain around her neck, so if she feels the slightest bit uncomfortable she is ready to don it, and she encourages others to do the same. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.