Starting in Feb., the CDC will require masks to be worn by passengers traveling into or within the U.S., including on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. They will also be required at airports and subway stations.

Wearing a mask protects the wearer, and not just other people, from the coronavirus, the CDC is emphasizing. And the protective benefits of masks are stronger the more people wear masks consistently and correctly, the agency says.

In 43 days, people across the country will be preparing a Thanksgiving feast. But, before you make any plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering some guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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