To Mask or not to Mask

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask? This question has been up for debate in the weeks since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But now public health officials have shifted their recommendations because of what they have learned during the events we are now faced with. The CDC now recommends wearing a cloth face covering while out in public.  In short, even if you're feeling fine, you could still be infected but very importantly not wearing a face mask could allow someone to unknowingly spread COVID-19.  This in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus —This recommendation isn't really about protecting yourself from getting COVID-19, but more about preventing you from unknowingly spreading the illness to others. A cloth face covering is not the same as a surgical mask. A satisfactory cloth face covering that you make at home using common materials, such as a bandana or old t-shirt will do the job of protecting others from you.  Social distancing is still the most important community-based effort we can use to "lower the curve" — of new cases…. And remember you should still continue to stay home as much as possible and keep six feet of distance between yourself and others when you do go out.


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