The Mayor of Raleigh has issued a requirement starting 6/19/2020 that all people in public wear a face covering. Since April, the Center for Disease Control has also recommended that all people should wear a face covering such as a mask, cloth, or homemade face covering when out in public. This is because it is possible to spread COVID-19 even if you do not feel sick. Wearing a mask reduces the chances that you will unintentionally spread the virus to someone. According to Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, “The message I want to send is: You are not wearing a face mask for yourself, you’re wearing it to protect others,” Baldwin said.
Governor Roy Cooper has also stated that face coverings must be worn in public places in North Carolina, effective 6/24/2020.
Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center will continue to require face coverings for doctors, therapists, staff, patients, and visitors in our office to reduce the COVID-19 risk for everyone in our practice.