Published on June 05, 2020

As businesses and other public places begin to lift restrictions and welcome visitors back, we are still encouraged to take precautions. One of these precautions is wearing masks in public places especially where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings that can help you understand how they work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and why we will be seeing them a lot more in the coming weeks and even months.

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets from an infected person coughing, sneezing, or talking. When the respiratory droplets leave the infected person, they can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.

Even though individuals who know they are infected with COVID-19 or are not feeling well should isolate at home, some people with COVID-19 may not show symptoms. This is why it’s so important for everyone to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings in public.

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