CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Public Health officials are now advising that people wear cloth face masks whenever in settings where it's hard to keep a social distance from others.
This means you'll be seeing an increase of face masks when out at grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses still open during the pandemic.
"Wearing a cloth face mask does not change the importance of complying with the Stay at Home Order," a release from county health officials says.
The new recommendation comes after health officials say evidence shows asymptomatic people could be spreading the virus.
Since droplets from breathing or speaking could be spreading COVID-19, health officials say wearing cloth face masks would decrease the transmission.
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