Cases of RSV and flu are high in the St. Louis region, and COVID-19 cases are increasing with "high" community transmission in our area. Public health officials are calling the increases in the U.S. a "tripledemic" of COVID-19, flu, and RSV. With rapidly increasing case rates and spread of illness, health officials are encouraging individuals to consider using face masks when in crowded or indoor spaces, particularly in grocery stores, shopping malls, and medical offices (NPR). Masks help prevent all respiratory diseases, not only COVID-19. Other safety measures, such as staying up to date with vaccinations and boosters and frequent hand washing, are also encouraged.