The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health department recommends that anyone aged 2 or older wear masks

Lawrence, KS – According to the health officials, the department updated its guidance Tuesday.

The department has reported that this is because of the faster-spreading COVID-19 delta variant.

The Lawrence-Douglas County has the highest vaccination rates and the lowest total number of COVID-19 cases per capita among the state’s 105 counties.

The new guidance came the same day the CDC said that even vaccinated people should wear masks indoors in places where the coronavirus is surging. 

According to the health officials, Douglas County averaged 22 new COVID-19 cases a day for the seven days ending Monday.

This story will be updated when new information is available.