Face Masks Facts

Excellent advice from Dr. Morris Smith and Dr. Brian Kitamura! Dr. Smith is the Health Officer for the Malheur County Health Department and Dr. Kitamura is an important partner at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario. Please watch and share!

Read recent Face Covering Facts from the OHA.

Practice the Facts:

  • CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Oregon REQUIRES face coverings in public indoor spaces for all over age 12.
  • Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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