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Why Cloth Face Coverings are Important

The universal use of cloth face coverings helps stop the spread of COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control strongly recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public places, particularly where it might not be possible to maintain at leat 6 feet of physical distance from others. Face coverings help contain the wearer's respiratory droplets when she or he coughs, sneezes or even talks. The state of Virginia requires anyone over the age of 10 to wear a face mask while inside a public building or business establishment. 

The CDC advises:

  • Wear a face covering to protect others from the virus that causes COVID-19 in case you're affected but don't have symptoms
  • Keep the covering on your face for the entire time you are in public
  • Don't put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead

Wear a face covering to protect others.