President Trump announced Friday evening the official CDC recommendation that all Americans cover their face with a "non-medical, cloth-based" face mask when in public:
"The CDC is advising use of non-medical, cloth-based face covering as an additional voluntary public health measure," the president announced.
Trump again stressed that the recommendation is voluntary, saying:
"So, it's voluntary, you don't have to do it. They suggest it for a period of time, but this is voluntary. I don't think I'm going to be doing it."