- What are the current CDC recommendations regarding face mask use?
- According to the CDC, which face masks should I *not* be using?
- Should I be wearing a face mask?
- Why should I wear a face mask? (I’ve never worn one before.)
- Do I need to wear a face mask every time I leave the house?
- Do face masks confer any other benefits?
- Why are reusable face masks better than disposable face masks?
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 (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission
Furthermore, certain local governments are also now requiring face masks to be worn. So depending upon where you live, it may no longer be a recommendation, it may now be the law.