With mask mandates going away, COVID-19 testing is even more important
With the CDC updating its guidelines around mask-wearing for fully vaccinated Americans, many states have dropped their mask mandates. For some, this heralds a long overdue return to normalcy. For others, losing a proven -- and visible -- means of protection is a source of anxiety. Irrespective of how individuals feel about these changes, however, one thing is certain: lifting mask mandates makes fast, reliable testing more critical than ever.