Face Mask Do's and Don'ts

The Coronavirus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not showing symptoms.  The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). 

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and other people outside of your home.



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Illustrations by Eleni Kalorkoti for The New York Times, reproduced here for educational purposes.