Should I wear an N95 mask to protect myself from COVID-19?

Should I wear an N95 mask to protect myself from COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19).

Can children without COVID-19 symptoms spread the virus?

Children, like adults, who have COVID-19 but have no symptoms (“asymptomatic”) can still spread the virus to others.

Can wearing face coverings reduce the spread of COVID-19?

If worn properly, face masks, surgical masks, or respirators may reduce the chance of spreading a COVID-19 infection between you and those around you. The CDC provides information on Using PPE and Considerations for Wearing Masks.

How does the COVID-19 virus spread?

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, most commonly spreads from person-to-person by respiratory droplets during close physical contact (within 6 feet or a few inches longer than a typical pool noodle, both in and out of the water).

Can COVID-19 damage the heart?

In one German study, 76 percent of people with COVID-19 showed evidence of biomarker damage to their hearts that was similar to damage caused by heart attacks. COVID-19 was also found to cause ongoing inflammation of the heart muscle in 60 percent of people who recovered from the virus.

What should be monitored after re-opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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What type of face mask should I use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The CDC recommends that members of the public use simple cloth face coverings when in a public setting to slow the spread of the virus, since this will help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Can COVID-19 be transmitted orally?

The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can be inhaled or land in the mouth or nose of a person nearby. Coming into contact with a person’s spit through kissing or other sexual activities could expose you to the virus.