The CDC advises all people over the age of two wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when:
- in a public place
- patronizing businesses
- it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people such as visiting a grocery store/pharmacy or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers
Coverings may include:
- homemade masks
Residents should continue to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while outside their residence.
Employers are strongly encouraged to provide face coverings to employees who are working in an area or activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet separation from other individuals is not feasible.
NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU NOT OBTAIN OR WEAR MEDICAL MASKS or N-95 RESPIRATORS AS THEY ARE A NEEDED RESOURCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. Our healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline combating COVID-19 must have priority access to medical masks or other personal protective equipment.