Q: With the current state of COVID-19 in the area, should I wear a face-covering in public?
A: Cloth face coverings are currently recommended by the CDC as a simple means to help prevent the travel of respiratory droplets onto other people when the person wearing them coughs, sneezes, or talks. There are several recent studies that show face coverings help slow the spread of COVID-19 when they are worn properly, over both the nose and mouth of an individual. They should be worn by people who might have COVID-19, caregivers of infected individuals, and most of the general public. Further guidance on their use can be found at cdc.gov.
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