In this mask wearing guide, we cover the proper mask wearing. Masks are crucial to controlling the coronavirus or COVID-19. Along with keeping 6-feet apart when in public and practicing social distancing, wearing a mask properly will make all the difference.
- The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.