Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Using Cloth Face Coverings as Per CDC Recommendations
The Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommends most individuals wear a cloth face covering while in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Custer Health is adopting this policy in order to keep all patients, employees, and staff members safe and healthy. This is especially necessary in areas with significant community-based transmission of COVID-19.
Keep in mind: even while wearing a cloth face covering, maintaining the 6-foot physical distance is critical to slowing the spread of the virus.
CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings for people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
“We want to remind our residents, this new recommendation does not mean you should be using surgical masks or N-95 respirators,” said Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Administrator Renae Moch. “We continue to need these specialized medical tools to help ensure the safety of our healthcare workers and first responders who are on the front lines of this pandemic response.”
For more information about the CDC recommendation for cloth face coverings, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html. More information about cloth face coverings, including direction on making and wearing them, is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.