FOX4: Even with cloth face masks, local health expert says good hygiene, social distancing still best defense

April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the U.S., there is growing confusion over who should be wearing a face mask.

Some cities like New York City and Los Angeles are now recommending that all people wear some sort of facial cover in an effort to slow the virus' spread. Friday, the CDC recommended people wear face coverings in settings where social distancing measures are hard to obey, like grocery stores, especially in areas where there is significant community spread.

However, health experts stress that the best line of defense against the virus is still good hygiene. 

FOX4 talked to Ginny Boos, Saint Luke's Health System Director of Infection Prevention, about face masks and what measures people can take.

"The best things they can do to protect themselves are social distancing, really good hand hygiene, good environment and personal grooming or cleaning," Boos said.

Watch the full story below.

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