Should I wear a mask to protect myself from COVID-19?
Public health agencies recommend that you wear a non-medical mask (for example, a homemade cloth mask or face covering) as an added step to protect others when physical distancing is challenging or not possible – even if you have no symptoms of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
But, remember that wearing a non-medical mask has not been proven to protect the person wearing it. It protects other people from your germs. Learn more about the guidance for wearing non-medical masks.