Fort Worth, Texas,
23
June
2020
|
10:40 PM
America/Chicago

Medical Director of Infectious Diseases Urges Us All To Wear Our Masks

Why is wearing a face mask important?

  • Face coverings help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 because our everyday actions, such as speaking, coughing and sneezing, can easily transmit it.
  • Some people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus unknowingly. By wearing a mask, they can help prevent that.
  • While social distancing is still crucial, there are times when 6-feet of space is not always possible. For instance, when you’re at a grocery store check-out register. The mask helps to provide another layer of protection.
  • By covering part of your face, you’re less likely to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Plus, the mask reminds yourself and others to maintain social distancing.
  • Your face covering helps to protect the people around you ~ your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers ~ from getting sick. And when others wear masks, they are helping to protect YOU.
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