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In light of new evidence from the CDC, the City of Huntington Beach has recently recommended that we wear face coverings when going to public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain like pharmacies and grocery stores.
Please note that the CDC and the City of Huntington Beach DO NOT recommend commercially produced surgical masks or N95 face masks for public use.
These should be reserved for medical personnel ONLY!
Why are cloth face coverings necessary? When should I wear one? Do I still need to maintain a 6 ft distance from other people when wearing one? Find the answers to these questions and more in this FAQ from the Center for Disease Control. You can also read the guidelines from the California Department of Health or the Orange County Emergency Operations Center for further details on how to properly wear a face covering, and how to protect yourself when putting on and removing your mask.
Check out the how-to video from the Surgeon General, and links below for
sewing patterns and other no-sew options to make your own face covering.
Distract yourself with a soothing activity or boredom buster:
|Listen to music||Call a friend to talk||Make a daily gratitude list|
|Play a relaxing, non-stressful videogame||Cuddle a pet, or watch a cute animal video||Make a cup of tea, cider, cocoa, etc.|