The following is an excerpt from Becker's Hospital Review.
The CDC dropped its universal masking guideline for healthcare workers after a weeklong slowdown in Covid-19 hospitalizations and nursing home infections nationwide, CBS News reported Sept. 23.
The change is one of the final sets of revisions to overhaul recommendations for Covid-19 since August.
The CDC says healthcare facilities should still rely on its original "Community Transmission" benchmarks.
Masking is still recommended, especially during situations such as an outbreak or when caring for immunocompromised patients.
Read CDC's summary of changes here.