But generally, when it comes to protecting against the coronavirus, who should wear a face mask?
A widely shared Facebook post appears to offer direction from an authoritative source, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
“Please note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not recommend that people who are healthy wear face masks to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19,” says what looks like a partial screenshot from a UPMC webpage. “Face masks should be worn by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.”
This post, published April 27, is offering old advice.
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