ATLANTA (AP) -- Just in time for the July 4th weekend, the nation's top public health agency is advising Americans to wear face coverings when they are at the beach.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the guidance on Wednesday. The CDC said people should not wear masks or cloth face coverings in the water, but should cover at all other times.
People should also try to stay at least six feet away from others they don't live with, whether it's in or out of the water.
It reiterated that people should stay home if they are feeling ill.
The CDC guidance is designed to prevent the spread of new coronavirus.