As you travel down the road, you may see people wearing face masks while driving, prompting you to wonder whether you should be, too.
When you are alone in a car or other vehicles, or if the driver and passengers are all of the same household, you do not have to wear a mask.
Wearing a mask while driving can reduce your field of vision. However, it’s important to wear a mask if you’re going to be in the car with others who don’t live with you.
That said, if you can, it’s best to avoid traveling with people who aren’t in your household. The more people you are in close contact with, the greater the chance of acquiring COVID-19.
If you are going to be traveling with others, improve ventilation by keeping the windows open or by setting the vehicle’s ventilation to non-recirculation mode.
Remember that if you are ill or have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone with COVID-19, you should stay home and avoid travel except to seek medical care.