CDC recommends Americans wear cloth face masks in public


April 26, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans – even people who feel healthy – to wear cloth face masks or homemade face coverings in public when 6-feet social distancing is difficult to maintain in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The new guidance, announced Friday, is a reversal from previous CDC recommendations that face masks need to be worn only by people who are sick with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, or by those caring for someone who is sick.

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