- Face masks are one tool utilized for preventing the spread of disease. Face masks are loose-fitting masks that cover the nose and mouth, and have ear loops or ties or bands at the back of the head.
- Face masks help limit the spread of germs. When someone talks, coughs, or sneezes they may release tiny drops into the air that can infect others. If someone is ill a face masks can reduce the number of germsthat the wearer releases and can protect other people from becoming sick. A face mask also protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from splashes or sprays of body fluids