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Fin Gomez, a journalist with CBS News and a White House Correspondents Association board member, put up signs Tuesdsay on mask-wearing guidance around the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.

Masks return to White House as COVID-19 surges in many states

Starting Wednesday, the White House will require all of its employees to again wear masks indoors.

A mix of visitors, some wearing masks, some not, walked through Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston on Tuesday.

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

Reversing a decision made just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that people vaccinated for the coronavirus resume wearing masks indoors in certain areas of the country.

657 confirmed cases, 12 deaths, and 7,098 vaccinations. See today’s COVID-19 data from Mass.

Here's a look at the latest coronavirus numbers in Massachusetts, including case numbers, deaths, demographics, and more.

Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee speaks at a news conference on Tuesday.

McKee not planning to require vaccines for state workers

The Rhode Island governor says he will await federal guidance before deciding whether to mandate masks for K-12 students.

Medical assistant Angela Prak prepares vaccine.

Lifespan, Care New England are making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all employees

Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems will require all staff across all operating units to show proof of vaccination.

A sign at the Heaven Cafe encouraged customers to wear masks until seated in Provincetown on Saturday.

Map: Here are the five Mass. counties where the new CDC indoor mask guidance applies

Five counties in Massachusetts qualify as “substantial” or “high” transmission areas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A student wore a mask as he sat in his fifth grade class at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River last fall.  (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

CDC recommends universal masking in K-12 schools to stop spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending students, teachers, staff, and visitors wear masks in K-12 schools this fall, regardless of vaccination status.

Lauren Jackson wears a face mask while sitting inside a Starbucks in New York on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Revising a decision made just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that people vaccinated against the coronavirus should resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in parts of the country where the virus is surging.

Experts weigh in on new CDC mask guidance

Public health specialists on Tuesday praised the CDC for issuing new masking guidelines recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing face coverings indoors in parts of the U.S. where COVID-19 is surging.

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