Montgomery County residents should wear masks outdoors starting Monday, the Health Department recommended, a step that reflects the unabating concern and uncertainty about the transmission of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

People should wear masks outdoors whenever they cannot stay at least six feet apart from others, county officials said in a news release, citing a level of virus transmission that has fallen into the “high” category for the last two weeks.

The recommendation applies to all, regardless of vaccination status, while the county remains in high transmission. Every county in Pennsylvania — and most of the country —

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