Should I wear a mask?

You need to wear a cloth face covering if you are caring for someone at home who is sick and not able to wear a mask. The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public places.  The recommendation was made after considering recent studies that have shown individuals with the virus who lack symptoms can transmit the virus to others.  It is critical to emphasize that the face covering does not replace social distancing, stay at home measures, and hand washing recommendations.

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1. What is novel coronavirus?
2. How does the COVID-19 spread?
3. What are the symptoms and complications of COVID-19?
4. Should I wear a mask?
5. What should I do if someone in my household is quarantined?
6. Should I be concerned about pets?
7. What should I do if I am developing the symptoms associated with COVID-19?
8. Is there a treatment?
9. Should I be tested for COVID-19?
10. Is there a vaccine?
11. How can I protect myself?
12. Social Distancing
13. How can I protect others?
14. What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?
15. Is it okay for me to donate blood?
16. Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through food included refrigerated or frozen food?
17. Who is at higher risk for serious illness form COVID-19?
18. Should I use soap and water or hand-sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. How long does the virus stay alive on surfaces?