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A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (are “pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Read more about face coverings on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
The City of Manhattan passed an ordinance requiring most people within city limits to wear a mask or face covering. The ordinance was passed on July 7 and will remain in effect until September 7. Read the details of the ordinance on the cityofmhk.com website.
Find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Manhattan Face Mask Ordinance on the Riley County Police Department website rileycountypolice.org
Read more about how to wear face coverings from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html
Read the City of Manhattan mask ordinance at https://cityofmhk.com/DocumentCenter/View/59247/7488-Require-Face-Covering-070720
The Riley County Police Department (RCOD) will field complaints of ordinance violations by email at email@example.com. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.
RCPD posted a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on their website at http://www.rileycountypolice.org/faq/manhattan-mask-ordinance-faqs.
The Riley County Police Department (RCOD) will field complaints of mask ordinance violations in the City of Manhattan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.