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People wonder whether they still need a mask with the Delta variant spreading

People wonder if they should still be wearing a mask after receiving mixed messages.

While the state has lifted mask mandates, the World Health Organization is urging people to continue to wear one due to the dangers presented with the Delta variant.

It also may cause people who were on the fence about vaccinations to wonder why they should bother if the use of a mask is still urged.

Monroe County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said that at this point, early data indicates the vaccine to be effective against the Delta variant, and that all that can be done is prepare for what might be on the horizon.

He stated that Covid rates are low, so the Delta variant being present in the area isn’t a concern he has.