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I have difficulty breathing when wearing a mask. What should I do?

 

 

If you have COPD or other chronic lung diseases, you are at higher risk for worse outcomes if you become sick with COVID-19. As much as possible, it’s best to remain home and practice physical distancing from others to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. If you do have to go out, please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. 

The American Lung Association has produced a useful infographic to help you get used to wearing a cloth face-covering in public. Click here to see it

Here are 7 more tips for wearing a mask: