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Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

Wearing a mask without the proper training on how to fit it to the face does not provide you with meaningful protection from a respiratory virus, and may increase the risk of transmission if not removed and disposed of correctly. There is no evidence to support wearing a mask in people who are not sick. Public Health recommends everyday prevention actions to reduce the spread of the virus, such as hand washing, avoiding touching your eyes or nose and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue.