Important new info from the CDC:
-- We should all wear a cloth mask to cover our mouths and noses when we have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
-- Even if you don't feel sick, you CAN spread COVID-19.
-- Cloth masks protect other people in case you are infected.
-- Cloth masks do NOT mean you should stop keeping 6-feet from others. We all need to keep physically distancing from others!
-- When you're wearing a mask, DON'T remove it to talk to a cashier, don't undo it and let it hang from one ear, don't treat it casually. KEEP IT ON until you get back home.
-- You can make a cloth mask from household items such as a t-shirt, a scarf, a bandana, or a dish-towel (and two rubber bands). For more information about cloth masks and an easy demonstration of how to do this, click here.
REMEMBER: The MOST important thing we can all do for ourselves, for our friends and neighbors, and for our healthcare workers, is to stay home.
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Need a mask? A number of Evanston residents are making them. Check the Evanston area COVID-19 community support Facebook group!