Should I be wearing a face mask outside?

Posted: April 15, 2020 in Did you know?

maskThe CDC now recommends that non-healthcare workers wear fabric face coverings when they go out in public. These coverings may include cloth masks or scarves. According to the CDC, the corona virus spreads between people interacting within a close proximity to each other. The virus travels in small respiratory liquid droplets that we exhale when we are talking, sneezing, and coughing. Many people who have the virus and are asymptomatic can spread COVID-19 unconsciously while they are out making their errands. To prevent that, properly made cloth masks can catch the droplets that we spray unknowingly. It does appear a mask would stop the transmission of the virus and protect others.

A cloth mask can also help protect you by reducing the amount of the virus you get exposed to. This may reduce the severity of the infection.

Exposure to a high dose of the virus not only makes your chance of infection higher, it increases your chances of potentially deadlier symptoms.

That being said, it’s important to wear coverage without holes.

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