Should I wear a mask?

With the constant stream of news articles and social media posts about Corona Virus (COVID-19) its hard to keep up with the current advice on protective measures. 

Recommendations about preventative measures vary wildly between countries and states. Some countries are in complete lockdown, while others have kept bars, schools and shops open. Some countries are enforcing masks be worn in public while others claim they have no effect for the general population

However, more and more countries, and even the WHO, are admitting that facemarks, homemade or bought, provide some level of protection to yourself and others. Lets break down the recommendations:

  • The number one way to prevent illness is to self-isolate. 
  • If you must leave your home it's helpful to wear a face covering.
  • Masks alone do not reduce risk of infection.
    • Wash hands regularly
    • Disinfect Surfaces
    • Avoid close contact