COVID-19: To Mask or Not to Mask…That is the Question
For those who are still going out and about in public — either due to being an essential worker or due to some other reason — there has been confusion about whether wearing a mask does or does not make a difference for the general public. According to the Mississippi Department of Health, the confusion should end now: MASKS ARE NOW RECOMMENDED.
According to a press release of April 6, all Mississippians should adopt the wearing of masks when venturing out into public spaces.
According to the release, “MSDH recommends that all Mississippi residents wear locally produced (non-medical grade masks) or homemade cloth masks when leaving the home to perform essential functions such as grocery shopping or filling prescriptions.”
It is suggested that surgical-grade N-95 masks NOT be used, but instead reserved for hospital workers.
Of course, opting to stay at home as much as possible is the best way to keep your family safe while helping to slow the spread of the virus.
Check back here soon, as we’ll be sharing more information via PK Cares on creating homemade masks to increase protection for your family, as well as for other members of the public that you might encounter.
To keep up on COVID-19 information from MSDH, visit HealthyMS.com/connect.