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.