Image: CHCN, CMO, Dr. Laura Miller’s Homemade Face Masks
Face Covering for COVID-29
Effective: June 8, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, there are new face covering guidelines for Alameda County.
Learn more about the new Alameda County guidelines HERE.
Why Wear a Mask?
Simply put, my face mask protects you and your face mask protects me. I may not know if I have COVID and I could spread the disease before I even show any symptoms. I may not know if the person I’m near is a caretaker for someone susceptible to the virus. What I do know is that without all of us stepping up and doing our part to ensure harm reduction, our battle with COVID will be an even lengthier and costlier one. One of the quickest and surefire ways to help yourself and your community to begin to recover is to wear a mask or face covering when you’re outside your home.
When to wear a Mask?
Per the Order, everyone over the age of 12 should wear a Face Covering when:
- outside your home and within 30 feet of anyone else other than members of your Social Bubble;
- in the workplace except when in a private space or area not regularly used by others;or
- preparing food or other items for sale or distribution to people outside your household.
When not to wear a Mask?
Face Coverings may be removed in the following circumstances but should always be kept on hand:
- when eating or drinking alone or with members of your Social Bubble; or
- when alone or with members of your household in an outdoor area such as a park or patio, while maintaining six feet of distance from others.
How to wear a mask?
For maximum protection, it’s important to wear your mask correctly, and ensure your hands are clean before putting your mask on and before taking your mask off.
Watch CDC Video on How to Make Your Own Face Covering
Click any image to navigate and view Alameda Health Consortium (AHC), Community Health Center Network (CHCN), and LifeLong Medical Care staff wearing Dr. Miller Originals.