WHAT’S HAPPENING

  1. The CDC recommends 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
  4. If you’re sick with COVID-19, or being evaluated for COVID-19, you should wear a face mask when you are around other people to help prevent spreading the disease to others.
  5. If you’re taking care of someone who has COVID-19, you should wear a face mask to protect yourself when you are in close contact with a person who is sick with COVID-19, or being evaluated for COVID-19. CDC information for household members and caregivers can be found here.