JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Councilman James Solomon is among the public officials continuing to urge residents to wear face masks as a means of combating COVID-19. His urging, he said, is guided by studies that have shown the covering may help reduce the spread of the virus, and is one he has himself followed.

“Last week, Jersey City averaged 63 new COVID-19 positive cases per day. Our worst 7-day average was 196 cases per day in early April,” Solomon said.  “While face coverings are not required outdoors, I encourage everyone to wear one unless they inhibit an individual’s health or are a child under the age of two.”

“The primary benefit of a face coverings is not to you but to others, protected from you if you have COVID-19. It is an act of generosity to wear it.”

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