10 Facts About Face Coverings

  1. The CDC and The White House have advised Americans to wear face covers when out of the house as an effective means of flattening the curve.

  2. Even a homemade fabric face cover has been shown to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

  3. The general public should not buy medical masks that are in short supply. Those need to be reserved for healthcare workers.

  4. Face covers work by acting as a barrier, and reducing the transmission of respiratory droplets.

  5. It’s important that everyone (not just sick people) wears a face cover when in public.

  6. It’s possible to spread the virus without showing symptoms.

  7. Face covers do not protect the wearer from getting sick. They help prevent the virus from being spread.

  8. Face covers are not a replacement for social distancing and hand washing.

  9. Face covers should be discarded at the end of the day due to potential contamination.

  10. Face covers will likely be recommended or required in public for many months to come.

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