The CDC No Longer Recommends That Healthcare Workers Wear Masks

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : September 28, 2022

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has finally decided to drop the universal mask-wearing guidelines for health care workers. According to this particular guideline, it can be detected that there is no possibility that the world will be experiencing the 4th wave of covid-19. It is important to mention that according to the statistics of the recent week, there has been a slowdown in the total number of infections detected by doctors and health care workers. The positivity rate has steeply fallen, so the health officials have now been relaxed to avoid wearing clinical and surgical masks.

 All of the changes have been implemented after a lot of discussions and deliberations with the government and high-level committees on health to take the correct step for the people who maintain the help of the country as a whole. The decision has been taken in light of the objective of the government to take preventive measures against covid-19. Still, since the infections are dropping, they are trying to give certain healthcare relaxations to the healthcare workers. Much deliberation is still going on concerning the available condition and how it could be made easy for the Healthcare officials to function well properly. 

What Is The Purpose Of Masking? 

Using specific kinds of surgical and clinical masks when in the hospital was mandatory for all Healthcare officials for the past 2 years due to the risk caused by covid-19. It was believed that these helped reduce the incidence of infection from one person to another.

The CDC No Longer Recommends That Healthcare Workers Wear Masks

Since doctors are always exposed to patients, it was necessary to follow all the possible precautions to mitigate the chances of transmitting from the infected patient to the non-infected doctor. It helped prevent the outbreak and provided the maximum care for the immunocompromised patients

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What is the condition of covid now? 

In the last two years, there have been many instances in which covid has been reduced, and the government has relaxed certain guidelines for the citizens. But the guidelines for the doctors have been the same, and all the medical health care community follow these guidelines properly without any infringement on public safety and good. But according to the recent data collected, there has been a huge slowdown in the available number of infections even in the health care sector. 

Because of this particular feature, the government has now contemplated that a certain level of relaxation must be given to these officials by allowing them at least to remove the masks for the time being. It is one of the department’s most essential steps so far, and it has brought a huge sigh of relief because the health officers no longer have to hear the mask 24/7. The number of situations under which this has to be born has been well used to a very minimum extent to cover any emergency in the light of protection of the health of the doctor against the possible transmission. 


These kinds of guidelines have been propounded by different countries also throughout the world depending on the situation of covid-19. It is only with the help of proper data that all the guidelines can be easily concluded, and many factors can be induced upon the same over time. It is something that is always considered, and Public Health remains the people’s focus for the time being without any compromise. The authority has the right to once again bring these guidelines into power if the infections of covid 19 increase.


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🔵Science Direct (n.d) A rapid systematic review of the efficacy of face masks and respirators against coronaviruses and other respiratory transmissible viruses for the community, healthcare workers and sick patients (Available On):


Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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