The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to re-examine possible changes to its recommendations on the general public wearing face masks.
In the meantime, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said that there are three things you should do if you decide to wear a mask.
He broke it down on the “Today” show on Wednesday:
- Don't touch your face: “If you’re going to wear a face covering, please try not to touch your face. Please be very, very careful about making sure you don’t touch your face,” Adams told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.
- Don't use an N95: “If you’re going to wear a face covering, please save the N95 masks for healthcare workers who need them,” Adams said.
- Stay at home: “Wearing a face covering does not mean that you don’t have to practice social distancing. The most important thing you can do is stay at home right now, and we don’t want people to feel like ‘OK I’m covering my face so now it’s OK for me to go out in public,'" he said.