IMPORTANT -- We will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wed Nov 25th 5pm to Monday Nov 30st 9am EST. -- Orders over $299 get FREE SHIPPING with code "saveonshipping" -. All items on our website that are not marked "sold out" are in stock in Brooklyn, NY. We ship within 1-2 business days. If you are happy with your order, we humbly ask that you share about our little Brooklyn company with your friends and family. With your help, we can keep local people employed and continue to provide products for all. Thank you so much for your support... 

CDC recommends wearing a face mask when in public

CDC recommends wearing a face mask when in public

George Popescu
1 minute read

Wearing your face mask in public

Wearing your face mask in public is nothing new and on general terms people are adhering to this basic line of defence

Understanding the why behind wearing your face mask in public

CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, 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.

Why wear a facemask

6-feet distancing

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

face mask in public even when you are at your local library
This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spreadexternal icon, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop.

« Back to blog


Search for all our products