As more people get COVID-19, the rules and guidelines on masks have changed. At first, the CDC recommended that only medical workers, caregivers, and people with the virus wear face masks. However, now they recommend that everyone in the general public wear masks when out in public, especially in places like grocery stores and pharmacies. Studies show that many people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Even without symptoms, these people can still infect others. As a result, covering your face in public helps protect other people and slow the spread of the virus. Be careful when you take off your mask. Make sure to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands right after taking off the mask.
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