Masks Recommended For Oregon Mid-Columbia Counties

With Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman counties all currently meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards for being at high risk of COVID-19 infection, the CDC is recommending people resume mask-wearing indoors in public and on public transportation.  North Central Public Health District Health Officer Dr. Mimi McDonell says while the recent variants are more contagious than others during the pandemic, we have many more tools to combat COVID-19 masks are effective in reducing transmission, and masks are one of those.  McDonell also emphasized the importance of vaccinations to help reduce the impact of COVID-19.  The latest NCPHD statistics show just 42.5 percent of Wasco County residents have received a booster shot.

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