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Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Sedona AZCDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, children under the age of two should not wear face masks as they may pose a suffocation risk. Visit the CDC website for more information.

How to Make Your own Face Covering
This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spread, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop.


  1. CDC says:

    The CDC admits “positive” COVID-19 blood tests may only indicate having a prior coronavirus “common cold”; and the CDC is mixing tests for the virus with tests conducted for antibodies to come up with a highly inflated number of cases.

    We now have identified the high-risk groups. We don’t need testing. The tests are highly inaccurate anyway. They are unreliable. People are voluntarily confining themselves to their home when all the test indicated is that they had a coronavirus infection at some time in the distant past.

    U.S. health authorities have already identified high-risk groups. There is no need for testing other than to help confirm a diagnosis, and no single test should be used for that purpose says a spokesperson for the American Lung Association.

    Widespread testing is just being used now to create more fear-evoking news headlines. The masses are compliantly wearing masks and distancing for peace of mind only. Businesses are being crushed unjustifiably.

  2. CDC says:


    “A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.” This is just BS.

    I may win the lottery, I may not.

    What’s the effectiveness. Why do Biolabs working with viruses like Corona wear pressurized space suits and triple sealed doors? Why a space suit if homemade face masks “may” be enough ? If I jump out of an airplane without a parachute I “may” survive. Some people have survived with out a parachute. May .

    Total bull.

  3. Morality guards says:

    We should talk about this, right? We should weigh it up. Discuss the efficacy of masks and the desirability of empowering the police to take fines off someone who dares to show his face in public, like a politer public-health version of the morality guards in Afghanistan who would whip women with a stick if they ever committed the crime of unmasking their face in public. might be designed to stifle one’s possibly infected spittle; mask conformism, on the other hand, is designed to muzzle free expression. Gag yourself. STFU. The masks are now at least partly about that. will become moral garments, public demonstrations of decency. Not unlike in Afghanistan.

  4. @mortality says:

    Hey I got an idea stfu

    In your disturbed mind that’s what you think but maybe care about your fellowman old and young and get the COVID under control . Even your boy trump has seen the light.

  5. A Place to protest says:

    Here is your opportunity to go express how free you think you are and even put other people at risk, you’ll love it. Just go to Cottonwood Walmart and protest because Wallmart says you cannot come in without a mask. Go fight for your freedom…be the first one on your block to come home in a box.

  6. @@mortality says:

    I’m sure on you a Burka will be an improvement. As you are good with having your face covered, are you good with being your husbands property, or as a woman not being able to own property?

    Enjoy having your face covered. A gag will be next.

    How about the ancient rule of thumb?

    “The ‘rule of thumb’ has been said to derive from the belief that English law allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick so long as it is was no thicker than his thumb.”

  7. I wear my mask in my car says:

    I wear my mask alone in my car, I wear a condom too. It works on the same principle.

    I do it out of respect for my grandfather that fought in WWII. He’s dead now, but I want to thank him for his service. He was a drill instructor at a boot camp, he trained many young men to go bravely to their deaths. He personally was never near the action, but he served and I thank him.

    We need to keep schools closed and follow the lead of California. Even though NO child in California has died of corona, it may have saved my grandfathers life if he were still alive. WE need to keep children home to give a few more days of life to someones’ grandparent.

    Be safe. We have to keep under control.

  8. Tony Tonsich says:

    Why face masks don’t work according to research.


    I’ve got lung problems. I did a lot of research on this because I enjoy life. Face masks are only about control. Do your own research and don’t believe the fear based media. When you hear cases say so what, cases are only the result of more people being tested.

  9. Mask Nazi's says:

    As the Nazi Party grew more powerful, they required Jewish people to sew
    large yellow Star of David emblems on their outer garments. This mask
    nonsense is in the same vein. An N95 mask has a pore size of 300
    nanometers – it will NOT reliably stop a virus particle that is smaller
    than that (the COVID-19 particle is 125 nanometers – barely 1/3 the
    size.) It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

  10. Richard Saunders says:

    @tony t
    At least NOW your being actually honest about why your not wearing a mask.. (deleted by editor)

  11. @tony t says:

    Yes let’s not test so much so we can’t get the facts. Let’s stick our heads in sand like an ostrich does so we can’t actually see the truth. (Deleted by editor)

  12. @Mask Nazi's says:

    Exactly right! It’s like trying to stop a mosquito with a chain link fence.

  13. Matt Hancock says:

    “A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a Covid death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later. These Covid-19 fatalities refer specifically to people that have died in a hospital setting. It’s not yet clear how many deaths in the community may have been recorded this way.”

  14. Thomas Di Lorenzo says:

    A few days ago we learned that 22 Florida medical clinics falsely reported 100% COVID-19 test results by throwing away and ignoring all the negative test results, with several other clinics reporting 98% positives. How many other clinics are there like this? Today’s news proves once again that it is high time to tell the Florida governor, all the mayors and city and county councils, and all the “public health” bureaucrats to Go to Hell and ignore all of their Stalinist dictates. Since “we’re all in this together,” as we’ve been told a million times, we should all do this together– business owners, their customers, the cops, everyone. Ignore the mask-worshipping morons and let them continue their virtue signalling by breathing in their own exhaled toxins all day long.

    UPDATE: Texas “public health” bureaucrats have also been outed and forced to eliminate thousands of false cases.

  15. steve segner says:

    The years associated with consistently worn for surgeons are 1901 for gowns, 1930 for caps, 1937 for masks, and 1937 for gloves. The years associated with consistently worn for anesthesia providers are 1919 for gowns, 1948 for caps, and 1957 for masks. and no deaths

  16. @steve segner says:

    Such a moron. Read (if that’s even possible for you) what the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons have to say about mask wearing. In short, masks don’t work! https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts/

  17. @steve segner says:

    Your comment as usual is absurd. So you are saying since 1901 no patients have died in surgery since that date? Does anyone believe that? I personally know of patients who have died in surgery from MRSA. Life is dangerous. No one, no one gets out of this life alive. No one takes anything but the good works they have done.

    Enjoy the day. Each day is a present. Share, enjoy each day as a gift. Live. Have no fear.

    You too will not get out alive.

    Spread joy, not fear.

  18. steve Segner says:

    Today Sunday philosophy question
    If you can’t test it
    if you not count it
    if you don’t fund it
    Don’t let people protest it
    Does it really exist?
    No CDC reporting to the public
    Unidentified Federal shock troops
    No funding for testing
    The New York Times
    The White House is pushing to eliminate billions for coronavirus testing
    and tracing from a relief proposal drafted by Senate Republicans.

  19. Sedona Keith says:

    @whomever you are ??!!

    Thanks for speaking truth to power about masks. God save us from the Anti American Democrat Party that can’t even save Portland let alone be entrusted with the entire (deleted by editor) country and the travel ban against Oregon to protect its residents from politicians who aren’t doing their jobs keeping their state and cities safe and at peace for all while spending their residents hard earned tax money. Namaste.

  20. Randall says:

    @steve please stop drinking the dnc spiked punch & stop watching MSN & pretend that you believe in helping out and not accepting hand outs & try and understand simple medical and social issues. Thank you because it makes me nervous the thought of you controlling city hall councilors & city staff because you mimic Stalin without realizing it.

  21. @steve Segner says:

    More moronism from Segner. Anyone not watching TV and doing real research knows that the testing is completely unreliable as are the counts, and “tracing” is just a euphemism for illegal, invasive police state style surveillance.

  22. Dr. Fauci (on YouTube) says:

    “People should not be walking around with masks.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czCQ4X8dK6o

  23. Anonymous Tipster says:

    There is a nice lady driving around town in her own car by her own self with a mask on and anonymously this will let her know that isn’t necessary or wise to do. Please wear it only when in the company of others and you may use discretion as to when.

  24. Jon Rappoport says:

    Dear humans: face masks don’t work; the study-review was published by your very own CDC

    Alert to citizens, governors, mayors, presidents, prime ministers, and public health officials—

    You want science. You always state that. Well, here is your very own science.

    The reference is: “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.” Published in: “Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol.26, No. 5, May 2020.” (That journal is published by the CDC.)

    I quote from the abstract: “Here, we review the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in non-healthcare settings and discuss their potential inclusion in pandemic plans. Although mechanistic studies [*] support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza. We similarly found limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning.”

    Here are quotes from pages 970-972 of the review: “In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs [randomized controlled trials] that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946-July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks…”

    “Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids… There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

    “In this review, we did not find evidence to support a protective effect of personal protective measures or environmental measures in reducing influenza transmission.”

    “We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility…”

    [*] In case you want to quibble about the value of what the authors refer to as “mechanistic studies,” the authors are correctly setting those studies off to the side, in favor of the material they preferred to examine: randomized controlled trials—which are widely considered to be more valuable, relevant, and meaningful.

    So there you have it.

    Your science.

    Take off your masks. Governors and mayors and presidents and prime ministers, cancel the orders to wear masks. You’re non-scientific. In the extreme.


    wwwnc[dot]cdc[dot]gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0993_article (Note the “wwwnc” — which is correct. It is not “www”.)

    Jon Rappoport

  25. Why don't you all grow up says:

    To anyone who doesn’t like masks, the next time you need surgery I suggest you tell the surgeon that he doesn’t need to wear one while operating, since you don’t think that they’re very effective anyway.

  26. @Why don't you all grow up says:

    Nitwit, you’re not paying attention. Read. Learn (if possible). https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts/

  27. Mandy, Sedona says:

    Maybe the lady driving around with a mask was covering up a bad hair day? So what’s wrong with that?

  28. QUESTIONS says:

    Ok mask people, you win.
    Since I have thought about it overnight I have decided to comply with the mask mandates. After all I want to be a great Patriot and American and definitely don’t want to be selfish. So if it saves lives I’ll do it. But I need guidance from the experts on here since I am obviously clueless. Please help.


    1) After shopping at the local grocery store, do we leave the masks on once we leave or does the virus just stay in the stores?
    – If we leave it on, then for how long?
    – How many miles can I drive before it is safe to remove the mask?

    2) What about my fingers, arms, legs, head, neck and toes? Should I disinfect them BEFORE or AFTER I remove my mask? After all they were exposed at the store.

    2.1) if I touch my mask do I have to sanitize my hands
    2.2) now I contaminated my hand sanitizer bottle . What do I do?

    3) When we arrive home from the grocery store do we disinfect the goods and bags BEFORE we bring them inside or AFTER?
    – Do I put the mask back on?

    4) Once we have the goods inside do we disinfect the entire car or just the trunk?

    5) Do we need to disinfect our counter tops, pantries, refrigerator, entire kitchen, the dogs (they always sniff the bags) doors we touched, the garage, driveway and street?

    6) What should we do about the food and goods purchased? Do we need to disinfect all these items as well? After all they were in the grocery store exposed to all these nasty viruses.

    7) What should I do with my homemade fancy cloth mask? Do I burn it? It was also exposed to the nasty virus at the store?

    8)What about the clothes I wore to the store? Is disinfecting them ok? Do I disinfect them in the grocery store parking lot or in my garage?

    9) What about my eyes? Are there special eye drops I need to take? Where do I get those?

    10) After consuming the goods from the store do I need a biohazard bag for the waste? (Both trash and poop)

    11) Is the juice and milk I bought safe to drink or should i disinfect it first?

    12) Is there a specific shampoo to use if I get a hair cut to disinfect my hair?

    13) My meds…what about my meds? Are they safe to orally consume or should I disinfect them too?

    14) If I shop at a hardware store should I disinfect each screw, nut and bolt BEFORE or AFTER I put them in my project?

    15) I want to paint my room but I am not sure if I should disinfect the paint BEFORE or AFTER I apply it to the walls.

    16) What if I forgot to follow any of the above do I call the fire department, CDC or psychiatrist?

    Now please do some real research….you’re being played”

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