Broadening the use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic has been a big topic of discussion among experts as more is learned about COVID-19 and how it spreads.
Health experts and officials in the U.S. have said since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak that people who aren’t infected with the virus or caring for someone who is shouldn’t wear face masks. But as COVID-19 continues to spread and more is learned about it, some are starting to reconsider.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that his office is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reconsider their guidelines on who should wear masks based on new data.
The guidelines outlined on the CDC’s website still say people who are aren’t sick shouldn’t wear a face mask unless they’re taking care of a sick person. People who are sick should wear masks when they’re