COVID-19: Wear a cloth face mask in public
Wear a cloth face mask in public
When you leave your home, wear cloth face coverings if you'll be indoors or around other people where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). Covering your nose and mouth greatly reduces your chances of spreading the virus and provides some protection for the wearer. Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost. The recommended cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies used by healthcare workers and other medical first responders. When wearing a mask, try not to touch your face without first washing your hands. CDC guidance on cloth face coverings.