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CDC's Mask Guidance Just Changed As The Delta Variant Is 'Surging In the United States'

The CDC says some vaccinated people could get the Delta variant and "may be contagious."

On Tuesday, July 27, the CDC updated its mask guidelines for people in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 Delta variant that is "surging" in the country.

According to the CDC, this variant is much more contagious than other versions of the virus and "while rare, some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious."

They are advising unvaccinated people to get vaccinated as soon as possible and wear masks until they do. As for the vaccinated population, the guidelines have been updated to advise that they wear a mask in public indoor spaces in regions of "substantial or high transmission."

The Delta Variant Has Caused The CDC To Issue Updated Mask Guidelines In The US CDC

The CDC has a map to indicate transmission in various parts of the country. Places in red are considered high and places in orange are considered substantial.

"With the Delta variant, vaccination is more urgent than ever," said the CDC. The organization noted that fully vaccinated people are more protected from severe symptoms, hospitalization and death.

An Ontario restaurant was forced to call the police after a man refused to show staff proof of vaccination.

According to Guelph police, officers responded to the call at around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving reports that a male was refusing to show his vaccine certificate at a restaurant on Stone Road West.

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The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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Premier Jason Kenney has just announced that the province will be taking measures to plan for a "worst-case" scenario as Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

During a COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 21, the premier said that he'd been in touch with different agencies to plan what the response would be in dire circumstances.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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