Missoula City-County Board of Health Passes Cloth Face Covering Recommendation

April 16, 2020

To protect employees working for essential businesses that come in contact with the public, and to protect the public, the Missoula City-County Board of Health strongly recommends that all members of the public and all employees and volunteers serving the public wear a cloth face covering that fully covers the mouth and nose whenever they are out in public and unable to social distance. An example of such situations is working or shopping in essential businesses. The board is hopeful that the community embraces this recommendation and that an order requiring such use of cloth face coverings can be avoided. The Board recognizes that some individuals, due to age and ability, may not be able to wear or tolerate wearing a cloth face covering.

Cloth Face Covering Resources

CDC Guidance for using and making cloth face coverings

SciShow Video about cloth face coverings

How to Make a Cloth Face Covering (Video from the U.S. Surgeon General)

The right way to put on and take off cloth face coverings (video)