Masks should be worn indoors in 20 of 21 N.J. counties, including Morris, newest CDC data shows

Pauline dons her first mask, March 2020. Residents in Morristown's Alexander Hamilton neighborhood made masks for Morristown Medical Center early in the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Douglas Vorolieff
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Mask up, New Jersey.

That was the federal government’s recommendation on Monday in all but one of the state’s 21 counties as the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread through communities nearly a year and half into the outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that in any county with “high” or “substantial” rates of coronavirus transmission, people should wear masks in indoor public settings — even if they are vaccinated.

Twenty counties are now in one of those two categories, up from 10 counties just three days ago.

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