Cloth face coverings now recommended for public settings
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:59am
The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend that people wear cloth face coverings when they are in public settings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
This might include trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, health clinic or similar places.
This recommendation is not a substitute for existing guidance to maintain 6-feet of physical distance from non-household members and performing frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Wearing cloth face coverings will...