LCO Health Center Recommends Wearing Masks in Public
Submitted by LCO Health Center
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing face protection when going into public places. The Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center recommends the Tribal Community wear face protection when going into public settings.
The CDC states: “We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”
The LCO Community Health Center does not have enough masks to supply all Tribal Members with a mask. You can make one at home very easily without special equipment or a sewing machine. Please review the link provided by the Surgeon General: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4.
The mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Wearing a mask does NOT completely eliminate your risk of getting the Coronavirus.