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CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public

<img src=’’ alt=’A pedestrian in a face mask crosses the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City last month. U.S. health authorities have announced they’re changing the official recommendations on face masks, now urging people to wear them in public spaces to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.’/>

The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America's Shopping Lists

<img src=’’ alt=’A grocery store worker stocks bread at a MOM’s Organic Market in Washington, D.C., on April 2. Last week, bread sales jumped 30% compared to a year ago. But yeast sales were up more than 450%.’/>

As stay-at-home orders set in across the country, Americans are still buying more staple foods than normal, but the spikes in purchases are slightly calmer than a few weeks ago.