When to wear a mask

When to wear a mask outdoors

The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and anywhere they will be around other people. This can include outdoor areas, especially when there are crowds. Bring a mask with you to put on when you encounter people who may get closer than six feet.

Wear a mask and take everyday preventive actions in public settings. When we all wear masks, we take care of each other and everyone is better protected. Masks are key to helping prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading. For the most protection, wear a mask, stay six feet apart, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated places, and wash your hands regularly. 

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