Face masks have numerous benefits. They keep external contaminants away from your nose and your mouth. Airborne viruses such as COVID-19 or coronavirus, can be enter your system through the nose or mouth. When someone coughs, sneezes, or expels air in any other way, these pollutants can stay in the air for up to fifteen minutes. Even if you are not next to the person when it happens, you still have a strong potential of contracting whatever has been released into the air as you walk through the area. Face Masks also keep you from spreading viruses and other forms of contaminants to others. By wearing a face mask, you significantly reduce the risk for others around you when you sneeze or cough. Face masks, when used correctly, significantly reduce of the possibility of spreading anything you may have.
Please remember -wearing face mask does not guarantee you 100% protection from those around you. It does not guarantee those around you are safe from whatever you may have in your system. If you are sick or not feeling well, we encourage you to stay at home. That is the best form of protection for yourself and others.