CDC recommends wearing of cloth face masks

CDC studies on the spread of COVID-19 show that many people with the coronavirus lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others before showing any symptoms.

According to the CDC website, this means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (such as grocery stores and pharmacies). This is especially true in areas of significant community-based transmission.

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shows how you can make a cloth face mask, without any sewing! Click on the following link to find out how: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

 – CDC website