Mayor: New Yorkers Should Wear ‘Face Covering’ In Public Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By WCBS Newsradio 880
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday provided new guidelines to New Yorkers for going out in public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

During his daily press briefing, the mayor said new studies have shown asymptomatic people appear to be transmitting the disease.

Therefore, he’s recommending all New Yorkers wear a protective “face covering” when they know they will be around people in public.

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“You can create your own version, you can be creative and put whatever you want on it, it can be as homemade as you want, but that’s what we want you to do – something homemade. Not something professional. Not something from the supplies we need for our heroes,” Mayor de Blasio said.

He said the face covering can be a scarf, bandana or another piece of clothing. The mayor stressed that New Yorkers should leave all surgical and N95 masks for healthcare workers and first responders.