Masks or facial coverings should be worn anytime you’re in public spaces, both inside and outside when you are near others who are not in your immediate household. Wearing a mask is about protecting others. When you wear a mask, you protect others, and when others wear a mask they protect you. It’s just like holding a door open for someone: It's being kind, courteous and a good neighbor.
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.