Do you have a face mask of some sort? perhaps you have a bandana or a scarf? The Benton Franklin Health District is advising all Tri-Citians to wear face coverings in public.

The Health District is asking residents to save medical-grade masks for professionals who need them like doctors, nurses, first responders and other medical essential personal.

The Benton Franklin Health District says it can be as simple as a scarf to protect yourself.

Health leaders believe that the face coverings in public will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Health District is asking people to still respect social distancing and staying home whenever possible.

You can check out more details on the notice here.