Mounting evidence supports the value of wearing a face covering to help slow the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology provides key information in this printable document. It outlines the importance of wearing face mask, dispels a few mask myths, offers options for people who are having trouble wearing one, and lists additional benefits allergy and asthma patients might get from a face covering. Click here to view or print the PDF: (English or Spanish)
Important COVID-19 Information
- Anywhere from 10 to 30% of people who have the virus may not have symptoms and can still spread to others.
- People with allergies and asthma are more likely to have symptoms that can cause the production of droplets, the primary aerosol carrier of COVID-19.
- There is no credible scientific basis that masks cause an increase in bacterial/fungal infections or higher levels of carbon dioxide in the mask.
- If you are having trouble breathing when you wear a mask, you may need an adjustment to your treatment plan. Consult with your AA&A provider to discuss options.