On April 6, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone who traveled to a crowded place over the past long weekend should follow self-health management for the next 14 days. Self-Health Management includes wearing a mask for 14 days and taking your temperature twice a day. If you develop symptoms, please call all the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922), and inform the physician of any history of travel.
The list of crowded locations over the long weekend include, but are not limited to the following:
- 屏東縣南州鄉以南（含墾丁觀光景點）Places to the south of Nanzhou Township in Pingtung County (including Kenting National Park)
- 阿里山森林遊樂區Alishan National Scenic Area
- 花蓮東大門夜市Dongdamen Night Market, Hualien
- 嘉義文化路Wenhua Road, Chiayi
- 台南關子嶺Guanziling, Tainan
- 台南虎頭埤Hutoupi Scenic Area, Tainan
- 台南烏山頭水庫Wushantou Dam, Tainan
- 台南湖境度假會館等埤塘風景區Huching Resort and nearby scenic parks, Tainan
- 高雄興達港Xingda Harbor, Kaohsiung
- 高雄旗山老街Qishan Old Street, Kaohsiung
- 雲林北港朝天宮Beigang Chaotian Temple, Yunlin
The U.S. CDC and the Taiwan CDC have updated their recommendations on the use of masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Although cloth masks and surgical masks do not have much value in preventing YOU from getting COVID-19 they help prevent you from transmitting COVID-19 to OTHERS. Research shows that there has been some transmission of COVID-19 from patients before they developed symptoms. Therefore, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 the use of cloth masks is now recommended in crowded public spaces. Taiwan CDC does not require that people wear masks in offices or schools.
Tips from the CDC:
Cloth face coverings should—
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to
The following CDC website explains how to wear a mask and how to make your own: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.