Prevent spread of COVID-19 – Cover nose and mouth when in public

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San Diego County News Center : To prevent the spread of the virus and potential future deaths, San Diegans who are out in public are strongly encouraged to cover their nose and mouth to flatten the curve*, County health officials recommended. Businesses, including grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants, are required to have employees wear face coverings.

The new order and guidance will go into effect at midnight, Friday, April 3. The County is implementing these new guidelines to keep COVID-19 from making more people sick. They include:

  • Residents are strongly encouraged to cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential activities, such as grocery shopping, getting gas, visiting convenience stores or pharmacies.
  • The cloth facial coverings don’t have to be hospital grade but should cover the nose and mouth. Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable since these items can be washed and reused. Facial coverings don’t need to be used when people are at home.
  • Effective, Saturday, April 4, all employees of essential businesses must wear a facial covering at supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and pharmacies.
  • All public parks and beaches shall close their parking lots.

That’s a excerpt from the County News Center; to access the complete report, visit https://www.countynewscenter.com/covid-19-deaths-reach-16-san-diegans-strongly-encouraged-to-cover-mouth-nose-in-public/

Flatten the curve explained; visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/2020/03/30/covid-19-whats-the-story-and-meaning-behind-flatten-the-curve/

For related posts from UCCA, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/community-health/

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UCCA urges all to follow current guidance from SD County Health and Human services related to coronavirus and COVID-19. https://www.sandiego.gov/coronavirus