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I will add to this. The recent change in CDC recommendations for the general public to wear some sort of mouth covering has been added to the general precautions as an additional method to mitigate spread. Loose sitting surgical masks, scarves, dust masks, and home-made devices are meant to capture and control droplets of spittle that may contain virus particles. There are many folks out there that have little to no symptoms but have COVID-19 infections (and don't realize it). The use of face coverings in areas were you can not maintain at least 6-feet distance, will help contain the spread.

Also, the 6-foot distance is based on the average distance that typical mouth emissions travel. Things such as excited yelling (children, for example), sneezing and coughing can and do send clouds of potentially infected particles beyond that distance. I encourage folk to increase that distance if they are near folks that do not wear masks.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Thanks for the clarification on the masks. My sister is using one in the OR and ICU
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SPC Erich Guenther
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