Face coverings protect others and you

Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer of San Diego County, wears a mask at work. Village News/Courtesy photo
José A. Álvarez, San Diego County Communications Office Are you wearing a face covering when out and around others? If not, you should. Research has shown that when face coverings are used properly, they reduce transmission of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Face coverings are important because people can have COVID-19 and transmit the virus, but not have any symptoms. “Since we can’t be sure who is contagious, the best protection is to have everyone two years and older cover their face,” Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public health officer, said. When you wear a face covering, you protect those around you. When others use a face covering, they protect you. The county’s local health officer order requires San Diegans to wear a face covering when in public and
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