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Should I wear A Face Mask

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Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.

Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced when cloth face coverings are used along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

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Available research shows wearing masks and social distancing appear to limit the spread of the virus.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Residents should wear a cloth face covering or facemask (if tolerated) whenever they leave their room, including for procedures outside the facility.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. In addition to the categories described above cloth face coverings should not be placed on children under 2.

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