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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: The University of Virginia continues to monitor and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), providing updated information and additional resources.


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 Governor of Virginia's "Safer at Home - Phase One" plan calls on all employees and customers to utilize face coverings.

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.