Last Friday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new recommendations to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.
show that a significant portion of people who are infected with the novel coronavirus do not have symptoms (“asymptomatic”). Some people who are infected will develop symptoms later (“pre-symptomatic”). Both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people can transmit the virus to others in close proximity when they talk, sneeze, or cough.
Wearing a cloth face covering can help keep you from spreading COVID-19 to others. If you choose to wear a cloth face covering when going out, please remember to continue to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others and wash your hands regularly.