The Minnesota Department of Health and CDC answer you questions about wearing face masks
Why wear a face mask?
With the new data about how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering in the community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have the symptoms.
When should I wear a face mask?
A face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting when social distancing is hard to maintain. These situations include grocery stores and pharmacies. Face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
Do I still need to Social Distance when wearing a face covering?
Yes. Wearing a cloth face covering is an additional public health measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19
What types of face covering should I wear?
Cloth face coverings can be made from household items at low cost.
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