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When using cloth face coverings, the public should:
The CDC advises all people over the age of two wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when:
Coverings may include:
Residents should continue to maintain physical 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.
Cloth face covering should:
Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:
Dr. Dawn Emerick outlines the proper technique for applying and removing cloth face coverings safely.
Information on how to make your own cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be found on the CDC website.