- CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and
when around people who don’t live in your household, especially
when other social distancing measures are difficult to
- Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from
spreading the virus to others.
- Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when
they are widely used by people in public settings.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or
anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated,
or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.