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Information on Cloth Face Coverings

The CDC release updated guidance on the use of cloth face coverings. This guidance recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing of at least 6 feet is difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The use of simple cloth face coverings is intended to help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Surgical masks and N-95 masks are important personal protective equipment that is needed for our health care workers and first responders. Members of the public should not use N-95 or surgical masks in order to help preserve them for those workers that need them.

Wearing a mask in public does NOT minimize the need to practice physical distancing and handwashing. These will still be our greatest tools for helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Remember, if following the #1 recommendation to stay home as much as you can, your likelihood of catching the virus is decreased. And your likelihood to spread the virus is decreased.

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