CDC Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that cloth face coverings – such as bandanas, t-shirts, or homemade cloth coverings – are now recommended for people leaving the house for essential activities, such as buying food or obtaining medication.  

Face coverings can help prevent asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers of COVID-19 from transmitting it to others.

Residents are urged to leave N95 and surgical masks for those who need them most—our healthcare providers, first responders, caregivers, and other essential workers. 

Health officials stress that face coverings can provide added protection, but should not be a substitute for other precautions—  such as staying at home, hand washing, and social distancing. Please wash your hands before touching your face covering.

Stay safe, stay home, and stay informed Folsom.

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