Public Spaces = Covered Faces
On Friday, April 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) came out with a recommendation that anyone who goes out in public should wear a face covering. The CDC took action based on recent studies which are said to show that “a significant portion” of individuals have the COVID-19 virus but are displaying no symptoms, and so are unknowingly infecting others. Speaking is cited as one of the situations by which asymptomatic individuals are spreading the virus. Therefore, CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, where social distancing may be difficult to maintain.
As part of the CDC publication, the Surgeon General displays in a less than 45 second video how to make a cloth face covering from household items – a cloth and two rubber bands. The CDC notice and the video can both be found here.