On Friday, February 25, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its recommendation that Americans wear masks while in public indoor spaces in order to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, suggesting they are only necessary when a high level of novel coronavirus is circulating. After a winter COVID-19 surge due to the easily spread Omicron variant, the number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped dramatically over the past 2 weeks. Face coverings will still be required on public transportation such as airplanes, trains, and buses. The CDC has moved its formula for issuing guidelines away from the number of new COVID-19 cases to the number of patients hospitalized. Click here to read more.