Is the use of face mask recomended?
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't s when choosing a face mask:
Do choose masks that:
Don't choose masks that:
- Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
- Completely cover your nose and mouth.
- Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps.
- Have a nose wire to prevent the air from leaking out of the top of the mask.
Mask wearing guide for children:
- Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe like vinyl.
- Have exhalation valves or vents that allow virus particles to escape.
- Are prioritized for healthcare workers like N95 or surgical masks.
- Find masks made for children for a better fit.
- Ensure that the masks fit snugly over the nose and mouth and that there are no gaps on the top and sides.
- Do not put masks on children younger than 2 years old.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your guide to masks. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html