Seaman Recruit Alora Tompkins smiles following a capping ceremony inside USS Trayer at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, July 21, 2021. Trayer, more commonly referred to as “Battle Stations,” is the crucible event that recruits must pass prior to graduation, testing their knowledge and skills in basic seamanship, damage control, firefighting and emergency response procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brandie Nix)
Federal officials have, over the last year and a half, offered conflicting advice over whether Americans should wear masks because of the COVID-19 pandemic multiple times.
They’re going back to recommending them now, according to reports.