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If CDC guidance changes, masks could be back for vaccinated New Mexicans

“Our public health order requires us to follow CDC guidance when it comes to masking. If CDC changes, we’ll automatically change,” Dr. David Scrase said.

New Mexico state health officials said “delta” will soon be the dominant variant in the coming weeks. Epidemiologists estimate the delta variant is 50 percent more transmissible than earlier variants and could cause more severe illness.

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