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State Health Officials Clear Up Confusion About Wearing Face Masks

Posted at 11:45 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 00:45:23-04

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to clear up any confusion about wearing face masks.

Common surgical face masks are not designed to block viral particles, but they can reduce the spread of viral particles, according to state health officials.

Meaning, a face mask can reduce the particles released in the air.

Face masks are not intended to protect the person wearing it. It's purpose is to prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer.

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