White House Weighs Renewed Masking Push amid Delta Spread: Report

People wearing masks walk in Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles, Calif., March 29, 2021. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

White House officials are debating whether to encourage Americans to resume wearing masks in certain additional settings, six sources familiar with the discussions told the Washington Post.

The White House is considering a range of ideas, such as urging Americans to wear masks in public and indoor spaces where vaccinated and unvaccinated people mix, two of the sources said. New recommendations would be instituted to protect the unvaccinated population.

Any new guidance on mask-wearing would be approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Post reported.

President Biden suggested that children under the age of 12 will need to continue to wear masks when they return to school in the fall, at a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday.

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