Just last week, JUCM News noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had classified monkeypox as a Level 2 threat, with a risk of transmission sufficient to warrant wearing a mask while traveling. Now the CDC has backed off a bit, removing the masking recommendation for travelers but maintaining that “people infected with monkeypox [should] wear a mask if they must be around others in their homes if close, face-to-face contact is likely.” As of June 13, there have been 65 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 17 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, though California and New York account for 26 of those cases.

Update: The CDC Does an About-Face on Monkeypox Guidance