Updated Recommendations on COVID-19 and Delta Variant

Jul 29, 2021 | COVID News |

COVID-19 Update from the Nurse-Led COVID Vaccine Confidence Project

As of Tuesday, July 27, 2021 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with high COVID transmission. The CDC updated their mask recommendation to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

What you need to know about Delta

  • Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death. 
  • Getting vaccinated reduces the spread of COVID-19.
  • Delta is much more contagious than past versions of the virus.
  • Vaccinated people can still get Delta, but it is rare. Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths are among people who are not vaccinated.

What you need to know about masks:

  • Everyone in high COVID-19 transmission areas should wear a mask in public while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • All teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools should wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status.

High transmission areas (as of July 29, 2021):

Click the map above for the latest data on COVID transmission in your area.

Important Links


COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to help you decrease vaccine hesitancy and increate vaccination rates in your community.


This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.



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About The Author

Justin Gero, MS is the Senior Manager of Public Affairs for the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.

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