Your healthcare provider can answer any questions you have about when you should wear a face mask to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. In general, the CDC recommends wearing a face mask in the following situations:
- If you’re in an area with high community levels of COVID-19, wear a face mask in public.
- If you’re sick but can’t avoid being around others.
- If you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19.
- If you’re at higher risk for severe illness or live with someone who is.