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Video: How to make a mask using a bandana or cloth

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WASHINGTON, DC (WREX) — The CDC is now recommending the American public wear masks when they go out in public.

Authorities do not want masks to give you a false sense of protection. They say they will not protect you from getting COVID-19, but they will keep you from spreading it if you do have it but happen to be asymptomatic.

COVID-19 is believed to be spread through droplets in the air from mucus or saliva. The masks create a barrier, lessening exposure if you sneeze or cough.

The CDC released this video today.

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Audrey Moon

Audrey is the news director at 13 WREX. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and joined the team at 13 WREX in 2014.

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