Corvus Health CEO Dr. Kate Tulenko answers viewer questions about protecting yourself and others from coronavirus.
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The CDC is encouraging all Americans to wear cloth face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as cases rise to more than 337,000 nationwide.
But is it necessary to wear a facial covering at all times? Corvus Health CEO Dr. Kate Tulenko told FOX Business’ Ashley Webster that it all depends on your surroundings.
“[It] depends a lot on the type of housing you live in and the density of your neighborhood,” she said. “So if you have to pass through a shared corridor, stairwell or elevator, I would definitely recommend wearing a mask.”
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Now that health professionals are finding that the aerosolized virus can hang around in the air for more than three hours, Tulenko said, people in more congested areas should always keep themselves best protected in public.