Nashville Coronavirus Task Force member calls for mask use in public
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A member of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force has called on Metro residents to begin wearing masks in public.
Meharry Medical College CEO Dr. James Hildreth made the suggestion Friday during Nashville's daily pandemic press briefing.
Dr. Hildreth noted the latest research suggests infected individuals can spread the illness before they even show symptoms.
Hildreth stressed that high-quality manufactured masks need to be reserved for front line medical staff.
He recommendd that individuals using homemaid masks should wash their hands each time they take the mask off. He also stressed the need to sterilize the mask regularly.
You can view Dr. Hildreth's full comments here beginning at 12:30 into the video.