Face masks

Masks: The Basics

Why should I wear a mask?

Wearing a cloth face mask can help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading it to others. A mask even helps when you have no symptoms
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When should I wear a mask?

You should wear a face mask when you're in public settings. Even when you're wearing a mask, you should stay six feet apart from others.
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How do I wear a mask?

Your mask should cover the bridge of your nose down over your chin. It should be snug on the sides.
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