I keep seeing folks where masks in their cars or walking by themselves with their dogs.
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.
We have a mantra at BYOM — You protect others by wearing a mask. Others protect you by wearing a mask.
For the public, wearing masks in group settings, workplaces, grocery stores — where there are people gathered particularly indoors — wearing a mask is ideal.
When you are coughing and sneezing.
When you are taking care of someone that has covid-19
If you are going to a clinic or hospital to be seen by a health care provider because of concerns of cough or fever, doctors recommend wearing a face mask to avoid transmitting possible infection or virus to other patients and medical staff.
We love the “2 x 2” rule — it is simple to remember as a rule of thumb: if you are outdoors and within 2 metres of other people for more than 2 minutes you need to wear a mask.
Ideally, you do not want to wear your mask for long periods of time — excluding high risk or healthcare workers.
COVID-19: When should you wear a face mask?