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Many businesses, cities and even states are now requiring the use of masks in public. The CDC recommends everyone -- sick or healthy -- wear a face mask in places where it can be hard to stay 6 feet apart, like grocery stores. That’s because studies show people who don't have symptoms, or are asymptomatic, can still spread coronavirus. A face mask covers your mouth and nose. When you're sick, it can help block the release of virus-filled droplets into the air when you cough or sneeze. If you're healthy, it can help protect you from those droplets. This helps slow the spread of COVID-19. N95 respirators and surgical masks are meant for use only by health care workers. Cloth masks are for people who don't work in health care. They're fine to wear when you go out in public,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 29, 2020
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 29, 2020

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