The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) recommends that each one folks age 2 years and older put on a face masks when they’re in a public area. It’s best to put on a masks:
- Any time you allow your private home to exit in public and if you find yourself round individuals who do not stay in your family
- Any time you’re in a public setting, reminiscent of at a grocery retailer or pharmacy or when utilizing public or mass transportation
How Masks Assist Shield Individuals From COVID-19
COVID-19 spreads to folks inside shut contact (about 6 toes or 1.8 meters). When somebody with the sickness coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice, respiratory droplets spray into the air. You and others can catch the sickness for those who breathe in these droplets, or for those who contact these droplets after which contact your eye, nostril, mouth, or face.
Carrying a face masks over your nostril and mouth retains droplets from spraying out into the air if you find yourself talking, coughing, or sneezing. Carrying a masks additionally helps hold you from touching your face.
Even for those who do not suppose you may have been uncovered to COVID-19, it is best to nonetheless put on a face masks if you find yourself out in public. Individuals can have COVID-19 and never have signs. Typically signs do not seem for about 5 days after an infection. Some folks by no means have signs. So you may have the illness, not realize it, and nonetheless cross COVID-19 to others.
Understand that carrying a face masks doesn’t substitute social distancing. It’s best to nonetheless hold social distancing by staying at the very least 6 toes (1.8 meters) from different folks. Utilizing face masks and working towards social distancing collectively