According to CDC.gov:
In light of the rapid spread of COVID-19, the 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.
CDC also advises 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.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
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.
Click here for more information from the CDC on wearing masks.
One local restaurant owner is switching gears from serving customers food to making face masks. Liz Wiginton, owner of The Crazy Cowboy in Jackson, has taken up sewing face masks for those in need and will be collecting supplies Sunday, April 5th from those who want to donate.
For more information, see the full Facebook post here.