There are several benefits of wearing a face mask, especially in pandemic times. The coronavirus spreads from person to person by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or simply talks. Face masks, however, can block such droplets. Masks act as a fence to keep virus-containing particles from escaping an infected person and landing on another person. The more people who block the virus's transmission with face coverings, the fewer viruses there are circulating in the community. This reduces everyone's risk for infection.
By wearing face masks, one can contribute to help the economy recover faster. Even if you believe you are healthy, wearing a mask is recommended both by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. It's one way to prevent unknowingly spreading the virus to others persons, especially those who are more likely to become seriously ill if infected by the coronavirus.