Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?

Transparent face shields aren’t a direct substitute for face coverings because they don’t protect others. Droplets released when someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks can be dispersed through the sides and bottom of the shield. Shields are useful for protecting the wearer from other people’s sneezes and coughs.

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1. Is there a difference between "cloth" and "fabric" face coverings?
2. What is a cloth face covering?
3. What is the science behind face coverings?
4. Can a business owner require masks upon entry?
5. When is a face covering not needed?
6. Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?
7. If I have a medical exemption from wearing a mask I can work at my job without one, right?
8. Is anyone exempt from wearing a face covering?
9. Can I use an N95 respirator or surgical mask instead?