Greensboro Restores Masks Necessities in Metropolis Amenities; could think about extra measures if the scenario worsens | Native authorities

GREENSBORO – The city is resetting its mask mandate in all facilities, citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday, everyone – vaccinated or unvaccinated – who enters municipal facilities must wear a face covering. According to a press release from the city, the move is intended to “maximize protection from the delta variant and prevent its possible spread”.

The Guilford County Health Department and Cone Health operate COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Greensboro Coliseum.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to the municipal facilities and masks will be placed at entrances manned by security guards for those who do not have one.

The delta variant has a higher viral load, said Dr. Iulia Vann, Guilford County’s health director, last week, which means infected people have more virus in their bodies than previous variants.

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Because of this, the Delta variant spreads more easily than previous variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Guilford County reintroduced a similar mandate last week.

“Based on the latest CDC recommendation, employees and the public are required to wear a mask indoors in an area with significant or high transmission,” said the city’s announcement.

Guilford County is considered a high transmission area with a current 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate of 5.5%.

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