Face Mask Online Right Now COVID-19 staying safe
To be crystal clear, wearing a face mask does not ensure you will not contract the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, which has already at the time of this writing sickened millions and killed hundreds of thousands around the globe. What wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth can do is greatly limit the chance that you contract the virus or that you spread it to others if you are infected — a possibility even if you are asymptomatic.
Because COVID-19 is spread primarily by the small droplets expelled during a sneeze or cough but can even be transferred by regular exhalation or speaking in close proximity, wearing masks, along with gloves and proper handwashing, are an essential way to give yourself the best chance of staying safe and of doing your part for the greater public health fight against this virus. That is, they give you the best chance of staying safe and limiting spread if you must go out at all. Better yet? Just stay home for now.