CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. WHO? Consumers/Customers (over age 2) & Retail & Transportation Employees/Drivers WHAT? Wear cloth face coverings as recommended by the CDC *Cloth face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove it without assistance. WHERE? In public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores, pharmacies, transportation services, markets and other retail establishments serving the public) *Not intended for settings where you are separated from others, such as private office spaces. Residents in all jobs may want to consider cloth face coverings if occupationally safe and if there is exposure to other individuals (co-workers or consumers) without social distancing. Also not required for consumers in their personal vehicles picking up goods via drive-thru or drive up services. WHEN? Effective April 15, 2020 WHY? Due to widespread community transmission, rapid increase in numbers of cases, and concern for exposure in retail locations and public transportation. Wearing a simple […]
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