A. The CDC is recommending that patients with confirmed or possible coronavirus infection should wear a face mask or surgical mask when being evaluated medically. They also say that nonsterile, disposable patient gowns are appropriate. These are the same types of gowns which are used for routine patient care in hospitals.

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A patient wears a protective face mask as she is loaded into an ambulance at The Brooklyn Hospital Center emergency room, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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