Yes. Masks help suppress transmission and save lives. But the use of face masks alone is not sufficient in preventing the spread of the virus. Please be guided of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Dos and Don'ts when choosing a face mask:
Do choose masks that:
Don't choose masks that:
Mask wearing guide for children:
How to use cloth and disposable masks for better fit and added safety
However, following the issuance of Executive Order No. 7 series of 2022, wearing face masks in outdoor and indoor spaces is no longer mandatory. Those who are not yet vaccinated, senior citizens, and immunocompromised, on the other hand, are still encouraged to wear facemasks at all times.
Face masks must still be worn in:
Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, laboratories, and nursing homes;
Medical transport vehicles such as ambulances and paramedic rescue vehicles; and
Public transportation in land, air, sea.
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