The CDC is now recommending that the general public wear cloth face coverings when we must go into public (like grocery or pharmacy trips). The NYSDOH has released an Executive Order for work-sites to wear a face covering when interacting with the public. These effort helps to lesson asymptomatic carriers from spreading COVID-19. Face coverings do NOT replace social distancing. Still shop 6 feet from others. The public is urged to use cloth and not to purchase surgical loop masks or N95 masks to help ensure enough masks for healthcare providers. Learn how to make a cloth face covering from inexpensive house hold items.
(YouTube Video(Updated 4/16/2020)
Especially lately, you have heard the mantra - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY - and hopefully you do so as you know it is important to prevent spreading or catching germs. But did you know why? And do you know why it is so important to wash for 20 seconds (much longer than you might think as you stand at the sink)? And why soap is such an important component?
Please watch the video below that explains in easy to understand detail, why washing for 20 seconds WITH soap is one of the BEST ways to prevent spreading or catching COVID-19 and other germs.
See the graphics below for very important considerations when using cloth face masks. Remember save the N95 and surgical masks for healthcare professionals. You need to continue to physically distance yourself (social distance), limit trips to the store (only 1 person from each family if safe), wash your hands and stay home . Remember, if you are an essential worker and you are sick, stay home.