Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney Issues Mayoral Mask Mandate for the City of Fargo

The mandate requires residents and visitors in Fargo to utilize masks when exposed to non-household members, effective immediately.

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Masks 101


Make   Your Own Mask

How to Make Masks


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Wearing & Caring For Your Mask


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Face Shields, Gaiters and Masks with Valves

  • Face Shields: They protect your eyes but there's not enough evidence it protects from respiratory droplets. The United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC) does not currently recommend using in place of a mask, but they may be used in conjunction with one.
  • Gaiters: The CDC is still evaluating their effectiveness; a face mask is a better choice.
  • Masks with Valves: Allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material. The CDC does not recommend their usage.

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Sensory Sensitivity and Face Coverings

  • Autism & Face Masks: Helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Face Mask Brackets/Spacers: These may help people that feel they can't breathe with a mask on. There are no peer-reviewed studies on the effectiveness of masking with a bracket or spacer. Attention should be given to make sure your mask still fits you properly if you choose to use a bracket or spacer. If you can breathe well while wearing a mask, it's preferable to not use these devices.