The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) released new guidelines today recommending that people in the US wear homemade face coverings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The CDC is advising simple cloth coverings to help people who may have the virus and do not know it keep from spreading to others,’ us surgeon general Jerome Adams said today.’the CDC advises simple cloth coverss to help those who might have the disease keep from from from spreading,’ he said.
Cases of covid-19 were first reported in the US in January. The CDC said only health care providers and people who are acutely ill should wear face masks.
The White House task force and the CDC have been re-evaluating their mask recommendations over the past few days. Research shows that people without symptoms can infect others, and that the virus may spread when people speak or breathe.
There is limited evidence that these types of makeshift masks prevent the spread of disease. Some experts say that they’re better than nothing. The CDC says people should continue to stay six feet apart when in public as much as possible.
The US has a severe shortage of medical-grade masks, leaving doctors and nurses exposed to infection. In February, the US surgeon general warned that if the general public bought these masks, they put health care workers at risk.
Some cities and states, like Colorado and New York City, had already asked people to cover their faces when out in public in public.
govofco asks Coloradans to wear non-medical cloth masks or a scarf when going out in public for essential services. Should cover your mouth & nose. Then, throw them in a warm wash when you return home.
The White House response to the pandemic has been characterized by confusing, quick-changing policies and messaging around public health measures like masks and testing. Changes are expected during a crisis, but the federal government did not adequately prepare people for those changes.
Donald Trump said during today’s press conference that he was n’t going to wear a mask. I do n’t think I’m going to be doing it,’ he said.