Before community spread occurs, wearing face masks doesn’t bring significant benefits. This is why health authorities do not recommend wearing them. However, when evidence of community spread emerges, since a large proportion of coronavirus carriers do NOT display any symptoms, wearing face masks becomes a must. YOU DON’T KNOW WHO’S CARRYING THE VIRUS WHILE AROUND YOU. Don’t be silly, Canadians and Americans. Wear face masks to protect yourselves when you can’t stay home or when you have to come into contact with another person.