Should I Wear a Mask to Protect Against the Coronavirus?
News reports about the coronavirus have many people reaching for a face mask – but it's a good idea to know the facts before you mask.
- General face mask use is not recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- The worldwide supply of masks is limited. It's critical that we use them appropriately.
- Masks are only recommended for caregivers of patients with communicable illnesses and patients with a fever or cough.
- The risk of catching the coronavirus in the United States is low.