Myth: Wearing a face mask is only helpful if the person wearing the mask has symptoms of Covid-19

This is not true. Even if a person feels completely fine, they can still be infected and still be contagious. This is especially common during the first few days of infection, when a person feels normal before having symptoms. That means you can become infected by a person who feels healthy. But if that person is wearing a mask, it protects others around them by keeping their germs in. It’s important to remember that you can’t tell if a person is infected with the new coronavirus by how they are feeling. Wearing a mask lowers the likelihood of the virus being spread from one person to another.