Yes, you should definitely wear a mask

Published November 10, 2020


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated masking guidelines since this was written. Get the latest information.


Please do the right thing. Wearing a mask is an important way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since many are infected without ever showing symptoms, wearing a mask is a critical part of keeping our community healthy.

What our experts are saying

John Lowe, PHD, and the great mask debate

The great mask debate

KETV Channel 7 asked John Lowe, PhD, questions collected from Omaha-area viewers. Dr. Lowe specializes in infection prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.

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A woman putting on a mask.

Midlands Voices: Universal mask wearing is truly necessary during this health crisis

The Omaha World-Herald published this essay written by infectious diseases experts James Lawler, MD, Sara Bares, MD, and critical care physician Daniel Johnson, MD.

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Unmasked germs are actually pretty gross

[VIDEO] Unmasked germs are actually pretty gross

Do masks really help slow the spread of COVID-19? Using laser light scattering, researchers visualized droplets when someone is masked or unmasked.

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Fabric facemasks lined up in a circle.

3 common mask myths debunked by an infectious diseases expert

There are many mask myths swirling around on the internet today. Infectious diseases expert Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, separates fact from fiction in this blog.

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How to wear a mask: Dos and Dont's

How to wear a face mask: Dos and Don'ts

If you need to go out, these dos and don’ts will help you wear a mask with confidence. Embrace wearing a mask and rest assured that you are helping yourself and others stay safe.

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The best mask material according to scientists

The best mask material according to scientists

When it comes to homemade masks, the type of fabric you choose matters. Some materials prevent more infectious particles than others.

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Infectious diseases expert Jasmine Marcelin, MD, with the "I wear this mask for you" Facebook Frame applied to her Facebook profile photo.
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