Should I wear a facemask to protect myself from COVID-19?

CDC recommends wearing simple cloth face coverings in public settings (like grocery stores and pharmacies) where social distancing is difficult. This is intended to help slow the spread of the virus. Cloth face coverings can be made from household items or common materials (such as old scarves, bandanas, hand towels, old t-shirts, etc.).

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious or is unable to remove the mask without assistance.

N95 masks are critical supplies that should be saved for front-line healthcare workers and other medical first responders who are in need of protective gear.

Visit the CDC website for more information.