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Why You Need To Wear a Mask

The coronavirus pandemic has reached a record amount of cases in the United States, and more and more people are wondering if it will ever end. The best way to end the pandemic is by doing your part by protecting yourself and others. The best way to do this is to wear a mask in public places. Wearing a face covering is the best way to protect others if you are sick. COVID-19 primarily spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The World Health Organization endorses the use of face masks by the public to reduce the coronavirus transmission. Many cities and states have mandated that a cover be worn in public places, and fines can be given out if you are not wearing a mask. Almost all businesses require a mask by their employees, and some companies will not see customers or clients if they are not wearing a mask, as well. 
Many schools require masks amongst students and teachers to protect everyone from COVID-19 while keeping life somewhat sane. Masks have become the loophole to keep life more afloat after most of the country practiced quarantine for months. Restaurant workers wear masks to protect patrons from getting coronavirus in their food. Retail workers wear masks to have conversations with customers still, and many more industries have been able to open up and thrive with face coverings. 
Symptoms of coronavirus include shortness of breath, cough, and a fever. If you have any of these symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone with the virus, wear a mask and come to First Care Clinics to get tested. We offer curbside COVID-19 testing for convenience and safety. Head to our website for further information, wear a mask, and stay safe!