The CDC Now Recommends Wearing a Mask in Some Cases

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/04/06/the-cdc-now-recommends-wearing-a-mask-in-some-cases/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its policy and is now advising everyone, whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19, to cover their face with a mask or cloth covering whenever social distancing is difficult to maintain. To be clear, the CDC is not saying you should wear a mask wherever you go, but rather in places where people congregate, including grocery stores and public transportation and ride-shares. The shift in recommendations reflects growing evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by a person’s exhalations and normal speech but also the fact that people are not effectively covering their sneezes and coughs.