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      Updated June 28, 2020

      A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.

      COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (are “pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.

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      Why It Is Important to Wear a Cloth Face Covering -- More Information.
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