BALTIMORE - The mask mandate at Johns Hopkins medical facilities has been lifted.
Johns Hopkins said masking is now "strongly recommended, but not required."
However, masking remains mandatory for anyone with a fever or upper respiratory symptoms.
"Today, COVID-19 immunity protection is higher due to both vaccinations and recovery from infection," Johns Hopkins said in a statement. "The rates of new COVID-19 transmissions and hospitalizations are declining in our communities, and the public health emergency declaration will end on May 11."
Asymptomatic patients will no longer require COVID-19 testing prior to hospital admission.
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