RGV businesses applaud new CDC guidelines


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new mask guidelines, and local business owners say the recommendation is a good thing.

The new CDC recommendations have changed regarding face masks. Now according to the CDC fully vaccinated people should return to wearing face masks while indoors, especially in areas where COVID-19 infections are rising, which is Rio Grande Valley’s case. 

Director of Operations at McAllen restaurant Foodamed Eduardo Ramirez says, although some customers may not agree with the latest mask mandate, the use of masks in the restaurant will keep employees and customers safe.

Internal Medicine Doctor Donna Cooper-Dockery understands the stress people feel when wearing a mask, but she says it’s worth it, especially with the Delta variant present in the Valley.


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