AAMC Issues Consensus Guidance on Facemasks

While America’s health care workforce has played a critical role since COVID-19 infected its first patient in the United States, physicians and scientists alone can’t save American lives from being lost to COVID-19, states the Association of American Medical Colleges. Here’s what you need to know about face coverings and the spread of this pandemic. Three key takeaways:

  • Wearing a mask is one step everyone can take to protect themselves, their family, and their community. 
  • Face coverings are critical for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. 
  • Reinforcing the importance of prevention measures beyond monitoring symptoms, including wearing face coverings, is essential.

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