Gloves are a part of personal protective equipment used by healthcare professionals and frontline warriors during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. For the general public, wearing gloves is not necessary for most of the situations like running errands. However, the CDC recommends the general public to wear gloves while cleaning or disinfecting your home or when caring for someone who is sick. This way, you get a protective barrier against germs, bacteria, viruses, etc. and avoid the risk of cross-contamination.