Those who are vaccinated, get tested before traveling, or gather in well-ventilated spaces and use masks carry a low risk of spreading the virus, Murthy said.
Parson accused the report's lead author of writing "a purposefully misleading article" that "handpicked information" and "took the data out of context."
Some health experts recommend switching to surgical masks amid the little-known information about Omicron and its transmissibility.
The nation's top infectious disease expert said officials knew it was "just a matter of time" before Omicron hit the U.S.
As of Monday, more than a dozen countries around the world have reported cases of the Omicron variant, but the U.S. has yet to be included in that list.
The optimistic outlook comes as COVID-19 cases are again on the rise across much of the United States.
County authorities say if the mask mandate doesn't work by mid-December, the county will require vaccine mandates for indoor dining.
While towns may now impose mask mandates, "...it would be more effective if we could have the entire state be covered," said Montpelier Mayor Anne Watson.
Health officials issued their recommendation for all residents over 2 years old regardless of vaccination status.
The U.S. is now averaging nearly 87,000 new coronavirus cases per day, up from 72,000 two weeks ago.
Police said the man stabbed the clerk after he "was quickly turned away" for "not wearing a mask inside the station's convenience store."
Regardless of vaccine status, players, coaches and other NFL personnel will be required to wear masks during the week after Thanksgiving.
The Georgia congresswoman says she has paid more than $60,500 in penalties for defying the House rule—and has revealed that she is not vaccinated.
Many Americans are taking COVID precautions this Thanksgiving as health experts sound the alarm about the potential for a post-holiday surge.
The former anchorman was reacting to Daran Duffy's stunt, which he told Kansas lawmakers was to remind people that Adolf Hitler's actions were lawful.
The review said: "This place is full of Satanic activity. As free breathing humans, we were discriminated against, the wait staff refused to serve our laughing, smiling faces."
Dr. Christopher Foley advocated for the use of vitamins and ivermectin to fight COVID-19, calling the vaccine a "human experiment."
"She's there to cause trouble," wrote one commenter about the woman. "End of story."
The man was stabbed after an altercation with the security guard who was escorting him out of the store.
The school district began imposing a mask mandate for all students and staff at the end of September.
Pennsylvania's governor has announced in January that K-12 students may return to school without masks amid district over his previous mandate.
If you're looking for the most extreme face covering, the glowing Razer Zephyr with air-circulating fans may be it.
Governor Kevin Stitt said other districts should "do what's best for your students" and hire the teachers who are now without jobs.
"In all honesty, no one ever deserves to go to work to be treated like that…," one user commented on the now-viral video.
Johnson was criticized for sitting next to the 95-year-old naturalist and environmental icon Sir David Attenborough without wearing a face covering.
The woman alleges that she and her husband had three extra masks, proof of vaccination, and proof of negative COVID tests, but were still asked to deplane.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sticking to guidance on masking in schools that is increasingly proving absolutist, tone deaf and counterproductive.
Kathy Gebhardt, a board member and mother of five, said she has been called a Nazi and child abuser for supporting masks in schools.
"Even though the numbers are currently low, we must remind our residents that this pandemic is not over," said Dr. Jennifer Avegno.
"Not every outburst or expression of concern by neighbors among neighbors at a local school board meeting warrants a federal investigation," Senator Lee said.