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On April 3, the CDC shifted its guidelines to recommend that we should wear "cloth coverings" in public places where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.
The updated guidance was in light of new evidence of the high percentage of people spreading the virus asymptomatically. This means the virus can easily spread between people interacting in close proximity by coughing, sneezing or even talking -- even if those people aren't exhibiting symptoms.
Some states require citizens to wear masks in public spaces -- such as Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, as of April 20. Some countries, including Germany, Turkey and Jamaica, have required to some degree that people wear masks.