"To assist qualified organizations within the state of Idaho in acquiring non-medical/emergency MGS, the Idaho Department of Administration is consolidating demand and purchasing large quantities of MGS to distribute throughout the state."
In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Cloth face coverings are especially important to wear in public in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness.
A NOTE ABOUT FACE MASKS Face masks (and other personal protective equipment - aka PPEs) are in short supply and being prioritized to health professionals and first line responders. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT HOSPITALS FOR FACE MASKS. Watch the U.S. Surgeon General tutorial on this page to learn an easy way to make your own face mask here. There are also local sewing groups we’ve seen on Facebook who are making face masks and selling for a nominal fee.