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Despite one’s vaccination status, the Center for Disease Control is urging those in communities with substantial and high coronavirus transmission rates to wear face coverings indoors.

During a recent CBS21 interview, Dr. Nancy Mimm, Harrisburg University Professor of Population Health Nursing, said wearing masks in crowded locations and places where vaccination status of others is unknown is a crucial part of preventative care.

“We have diseases that we try to cure, we need to start preventing and having preventative care,” Mimm said. “And immunizations [are] part of preventative care.”

“We really need to reconsider and start to wear masks in settings where you don’t know who’s been vaccinated and settings where you’re in large groups, like the grocery store, or Lowe’s, going to concerts, things like that because you just don’t know,” Mimm added.

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