COVID-19 Update: April 4, 2020

Cases in the United States as of April 4, 2020: 277,205 and 6,593 deaths

The CDC now recommends people to wear a cloth face cover when you have to go out in public. **This is NOT a substitute for social distancing, we all still need to stay home! Only wear the cloth face cover if you need to go out for an essential reason.

More info about face masks from Deaf in Scrubs: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=631828224278523

DIY cloth face covers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf

——————————————————

Transcript: It is April 4, 2020 today. There is a total of 277,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,593 deaths in the US. The virus continues to spread and it remains unpredictable.

Before, the CDC has encouraged people who are not sick to not wear surgical masks because they do not protect you from getting sick, they protect other people in case you are infected. Surgical masks need to be used by healthcare workers and those who work with patients.

The CDC has now recommended people to wear a cloth face cover when you have to go out in public. You can make them from old shirts or bandanas. Remember each of us have an important role to prevent the spread by staying home. Please only go out only if you really need it, like for food shopping. Cloth face cover is only meant to protect other people in case you are infected. They should fit snugly and comfortably, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, and allow for breathing without restriction. Don’t forget to wash these cloth covers to keep it clean!

The covers should not be placed on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who will be unable to remove the mask without assistance. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing, every one still needs to continue to keep about a 6 feet distance between yourself and others. Stay home and save lives. Continue to find things to keep you busy and if you can, take this time to do some self-care. Keep spreading love and support!