The City of Sebastian is asking that you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations that people wear cloth or fabric face coverings, which can be made at home, when entering public spaces such as grocery stores and public areas. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role, this why you should wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth.

The coverings are mainly to prevent those people who have the virus — and might not know it — from spreading the infection to others. The use of cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. U.S. health authorities have long maintained that face masks should be reserved only for medical professionals and patients suffering from COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the coronavirus. The CDC had based this recommendation on the fact that such coverings offer little protection for wearers, and the need to conserve the country's sparse supplies of personal protective equipment.