Protect yourself from others. Protect others from yourself.
A face mask is recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It acts as a barrier for fluids releasing into the air when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes or talks. COVID-19 spreads rapidly among people in close proximity, and a mask therefore acts as an extra measure of protection for when social distancing protocols may be difficult to observe.
It is recommended that everyone wears a face mask at all time when leaving their homes and especially when interacting with others. COVID-19 can easily be spread by asymptomatic carriers or those who do not know they are infected, which further stresses the importance of wearing a mask in public places.