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Is It Time to Take Off Your Mask?

Hong Kong Reopens Pools and Beaches As City Eases Covid Rules
Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg

In this week's edition of the Covid Q&A, we look at when it's okay to ditch your mask. In hopes of making this very confusing time just a little less so, each week Bloomberg Prognosis is picking one question sent in by readers and putting it to an expert in the field. This week's question comes to us from Heather in Brooklyn, N.Y. As rules have relaxed, Heather asked for clarification on when masks are still necessary — and when they aren't. Heather asks:

It's now okay to go maskless in certain scenarios. Can you please clarify some indoor guidelines?