During COVID-19, we all need to do our part to slow the spread of the virus. That’s why Catholic Health Services has joined the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in raising awareness of the importance of wearing masks or cloth face coverings.
We invite you to #LoveThyNeighbor and unite around the simple message that wearing a mask expresses love and solidarity for one another during these challenging times.
…and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 30-31
Face Mask Facts
- The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
- Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
- Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on how to wear cloth face coverings.