We’ve been told over and over to wash our hands and not touch our eyes, nose or mouth because COVID-19 spread through respiratory droplets. The CDC currently recommends the general public (except for children under 2 years of age) wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). Sometimes, we even see customers wearing gloves as an added precaution.
The concern is that gloves may give someone a false sense of security, and then the person possibly becomes less cautious, touching anything, including their face or their mask. In addition, there could be a tear or rip in the gloves, or you may put them on or take them off incorrectly. Gloves do not provide you with immunity or permission to touch everything within reach. Any germs on your gloves can be transferred to all other surfaces and items you touch.