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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Why should YOU wear a mask or face covering?

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national and global health organizations recommend the safe, widespread use of cloth face masks as one of many preventive measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

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Who should NOT use cloth face coverings: Children under age two, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

When to wear a mask: Wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Do:

-Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth

-Wear a face covering in public settings, especially when it may be difficult to stay six feet apart

-Wear a covering correctly for maximum protection

Don't:

-Don't put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead

-Don't touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect

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The Science Behind Masks 

Cloth face coverings are an important step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with other everyday preventive actions including social distancing and frequent handwashing.

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 A CDC report shows how face coverings can help prevent COVID-19. Two hair stylists with COVID-19 exposed over 100 clients. All wore face coverings, and no clients were known to be infected with COVID-19. Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR71420.