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AARP SC state director statement on wearing masks

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AARP South Carolina Director Teresa Arnold recently issued the following statement:

“More than 8,600 South Carolinians have died so far from COVID-19, and hundreds of thousands more have suffered severe illness. Older South Carolinians and their family members have been among the hardest hit by this deadly virus. Nationally, over 95% of deaths were people aged 50+.  AARP South Carolina strongly recommends that people continue to follow current CDC guidelines on masks.”

Here is a link to learn more about the CDC recommendations on face coverings to protect yourself and others: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html.

Here’s an AARP piece on showing 5 great reasons to wear a mask: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/reasons-for-masks.html).

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