Although the pandemic has impacted our everyday life, but this doesn’t stop you from the morning running routines, either solo or with someone. If you are not feeling well, you must stay at home.
But if you are healthy and want to start your day with running, choosing the areas which are less crowded, and it is advised by the CDC to maintain a distance of at least six feet in order to curb the disease from spreading. Just a day ago, CDC advised people to cover their faces with cloth where social distancing is not possible, i.e., in parks, grocery stores, and pharmacies.
Other authorities are speaking in a similar tone
Along with CDC, some other government institutions advised people to use a cloth to cover their faces if they are visiting someplace that is crowded to help prevent the spread of the virus. Officials from Boston made it mandatory for people to wear facemasks whenever they go outside.
Why is it mandatory for runners to wear face masks?
State officials said that for runners, it is mandatory to wear face masks because the purpose of covering your mouth is not to protect you from the virus but to protect other people from you.
This is the best thing that every morning runner can do to fight coronavirus from their end. This means avoiding crowded places, adjusting the time schedule in order to avoid the crowd, and finding different places to start the day.
The state of Pennsylvania stated that the face masks that people wear should not be worn if damp or wet from spit or mucus. Although the state showed some leniency in wearing face masks in places where there is no one else as covering yourself with a mask when there is no one near you is not proved to be advantageous.
What is the main idea behind enforcing this technique?
The car manufacturing giant Ferrari said that covering your face with cloth not only prevents the virus from spreading by the ill but also prevents the inhalation of the virus by the healthy.
Although the technique is debated by many people as non-effective, but the authorities still want to enforce this and said that it can only be proved effective if citizens followed the guidelines properly. The technique is not only meant to stop the spread but to make people comfortable if you are running on popular routes or trails.