Should I wear a mask or face covering?

Staying home is the best way to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control (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.

It is important to remember that wearing a mask or face covering is NOT a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing. For more details, visit the CDC website.

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1. Will the City cut off my utilities if I can't pay right right now?
2. How can I get tested for COVID-19?
3. How can I volunteer or help others during this crisis?
4. I'm having trouble paying rent due to COVID-19 restrictions. Who can help me?
5. Should I wear a mask or face covering?
6. Will Code Compliance still issue citations for high grass and other property maintenance violations?
7. Is the City still enforcing neighborhood parking violations?
8. Can you tell me the location of the positive case and will I be notified if I’ve been exposed?
9. How do I report price-gouging?
10. How do I report hoarding?
11. Can my pet become ill with or spread COVID-19?
12. Are you hearing about scams related to COVID-19?