In light of new information discovered that coronavirus can spread between people who are close together and even with people who are not showing any symptoms the CDC recommends, people should try, “Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
However, in a press conference today, when asked if he will wear a mask, President Donald Trump said, “I just don’t choose to, they’re not mandatory guidelines, they’re guidelines, they suggest you can wear them, you don’t have to wear them..basically it’s a voluntary thing.”
During the same press conference, The Centers for Disease Control Director, Robert R. Redfield, inspired some hope announcing, “I want to re-emphasize, I’ve said this before, we are not defenseless against this virus, we have a powerful tool, a powerful weapon, that is social distancing.”
Redfield continued, “The purpose of this face covering is to be another objective mitigation strategy to protect someone from spreading the virus from them-self to someone else.”
Both the CDC and the White House Correspondents emphasized that people must remain socially distant while wearing masks and to use masks from home stating, “The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.”
Stay safe, healthy and at least six feet apart from those you do not live with.
To remind you, here is a list of thing you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy:
- Take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.