When to Wear Gloves
5/12/2020 10:44:00 AM
For the general public, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick.
Wearing gloves outside of these instances (for example, when using a shopping cart or an ATM) will not necessarily protect you from getting COVID-19 and may still lead to the spread of germs.
Instead, practice everyday preventative actions, like keeping social distancing (at least 6 feet) from others, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) and wearing a face covering when you have to go out in public.
**Guidelines and recommendations for glove use in healthcare and work settings will differ from recommendations for the general public