Considerations for wearing masks : help slow the spread of COVID-19
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Considerations for wearing masks : help slow the spread of COVID-19

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      Updated Dec. 18, 2020

      • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

      • Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.

      • Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.

      • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

      • Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).

    • Content Notes:
      Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks -- Who Should Wear A Mask? -- Who Should Not Wear a Mask -- Feasibility and Adaptations -- Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents -- Face Shields -- Surgical Masks -- Recent Studies.
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