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CDC Recommends Wearing Mask Inside Your Home

Medical officials warn having visitors over can be dangerous during the pandemic, and that wearing a mask even when at home can help reduce the risk of spread.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 3:05 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 3:06 PM

As new strains of the Coronavirus emerge, top medical professionals are telling the public to consider wearing a mask at home if you live with someone who may be vulnerable to the illness. 

"Nowadays I would wear a mask inside, especially if I had symptoms but I probably wouldn't invite anyone over to begin with," Evansville resident Kyle Brown said.

Another concern is having visitors in your home.

Medical officials warn not knowing how others are protecting themselves from the virus can be dangerous.

"If you have someone new coming into the family unit, you should try to socially isolate," said Dr. Gina Huhnke with Deaconess Health in Evansville.

Small gatherings are already causing a surge in Coronavirus cases across the Tri-State.

"If they're in their own home and none of the family members are sick, and you're with the family members you're usually with every single day, then you could probably let your guard down," Huhnke said.

But doctors also stress that when you leave your home, you should continue to practice state mandates, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

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