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Published on August 04, 2021

Public health officials urge masking as Northern Virginia sees more coronavirus transmission

Northern Virginia — like most of the rest of the state — now has enough community transmission of the coronavirus to lead local public health officials to recommend people begin wearing masks indoors again to stop the spread of the virus. Dr. Michael Silverman, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Hospital Center recently spoke to The Washington Post about the state of Covid-19 at VHC. He attributed the increase in infections in Northern Virginia to pockets where people are unvaccinated and the delta variant, which he called an “entirely different animal” from the base strain of the virus.

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