Tips for Wearing a Face Mask
Last week the CDC updated its recommendations on face masks. They now suggest
that you wear a
cloth face covering to cover your nose and mouth when you are around other people. For example
when you go to work, the grocery store, or pharmacy.
This is important because a face covering can protect people around you
if you are infected but do not have symptoms. Even if you are careful
to stay at least six feet away from others, a face covering is an additional
precaution you should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Cloth face coverings should NOT be placed on:
- Children younger than 2 years of age.
- Anyone who has trouble breathing.
- Someone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove
the cover without assistance.
Except for disposable face masks, cloth face coverings should be routinely
cleaned in a washing machine.
For more information on face coverings you can visit the