Throughout this pandemic we are having to adjust to change on a daily, if not hourly timeframe. Initially we were told masks weren’t necessary, but information has changed. Now the CDC is recommending we all wear masks in public to reduce transmission of COVID19 virus through droplets in the air. Since many people seem to have minimal to no symptoms early on, they are unaware that they may be transmitting the virus and exposing those by talking, singing, etc. I read a commentary by a retired academic ENT surgeon and I’m going to link to her post for a great summary of why you should wear a mask now–a cloth mask. But remember, social distancing and hand washing is still imperative and the mask does NOT change those recommendations. Stay home and stay safe, and if you venture out, stay masked.