Face Coverings – What you need to know
As COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States, the CDC has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public when physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Out and about in our communities, many Arizonans are following these recommendations. Studies continue to be published showing how COVID-19 can be spread through speaking, coughing, sneezing — including by people who don’t even know they’re sick.
Cloth face coverings aren’t medical in nature and don’t require any specific fabrics, chemicals, or disinfectants to work. They are simply barrier protections, creating a barrier between your face and the air around you. Cloth face coverings prevent you from spreading respiratory droplets and can prevent you from getting the virus from others.