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COVID-19 Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

May 20, 2020 1:27pm

The City of Storm Lake strongly urges residents to wear face coverings.

Wearing a face covering is a critical tool to reduce asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19. Residents should consider staying home as much as possible, practice social distancing of at least six feet, wash hands frequently, cover coughs, and stay home when sick.

The City of Storm Lake strongly encourages face coverings to be worn in public settings such as:

Waiting in line to go to a store

Shopping at a store

Picking up to-go food at a restaurant

Seeking healthcare

Going into facilities allowed to stay open

Working an essential job that interacts with the public

Children 2 years and older should be encouraged to wear a mask when around others closer than 6 feet and should be supervised by an adult.

Residents should avoid touching or adjusting their cloth face mask while in public, clean your hands immediately if you do have to touch it, and launder the mask after each use and when it is visibly soiled.