When Is It OK to Not Wear a Mask?

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

I like this colorful analogy for the guidelines on when to use a mask.

A good way to gauge the amount of distance where it’s OK to dangle your mask around your neck or off one ear is to imagine your mouth is your asshole. If you were completely alone, it would be fine to let your nude tushy hang out, but you’d want to pull on your pants as soon as you saw anyone coming, even from 100 feet away. Basically, if someone can see you, mask up.

I’ve taken to keeping a mask in my pocket, even for walking the dog.