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MYTH vs. FACT

MYTH: Antibody tests prove you can never get COVID-19 again. 

FACT: We currently DON"T KNOW if people can get infected again. 

 

 

 

MYTH: People should try to get COVID-19 to build up herd immunity. 

FACT:  Louisiana is NOWHERE NEAR the minimum herd immunity threshold. 

 

 

 

MYTH: It's not necessary to quarantine while you wait for test results. 

FACT: Testing DOES NOT replace quarantining. If tested, quarantine for 14 days. 

 

 

 

MYTH: I don't need to give information to contract tracers if I've already called my family and friends about my positive test. 

FACT:  Contact tracers notify you of exposure AND connect you to resources like masks and cleaning supplies. 

 

 

Wearing a Mask: Myth vs. Fact

 

MYTH: Wearing a cloth mask doesn't work. 

FACT: Wearing a cloth mask DOES WORK. It can effectively block the spread of speech and breath droplets that spread COVID-19.   

 

MYTH: If I'm not sick, I don't need a mask. 

FACT: Just because you don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean you don't have COVID and can’t unknowingly spread it when you cough sneeze or talk. Everyone needs to wear a mask in public. 

 

 

MYTH: If I wear a mask, I don't need to social distance or avoid crowds. 

FACT: We need LAYERS OF PROTECTION against COVID-19: wear a mask, practice social distancing and avoid congregating.

 

 

MYTH: My mask just needs to cover my mouth. 

FACT: To be effective, your mask needs to cover BOTH your mouth and nose.