Posts Tagged ‘Masks and Covid-19’
What about wearing gloves when out in public?
What about wearing gloves when out in public? Wearing gloves in public is a personal decision, but it’s important to know the facts and proper uses of gloves. We currently don’t recommend using them as along with a false sense of safety, they can result in increased risk and spreading of the virus if not…Read More
I heard I can get sick from wearing a face mask because of Carbon Dioxide, is this true?
I heard I can get sick from wearing a face mask because of Carbon Dioxide, is this true? Generally, no. The myth that one can get carbon dioxide poisoning, or hypoxia, from wearing a face mask and breathing in your own expelled breath is unlikely. Non-medical face masks aren’t sealed to the face, therefore air…Read More
Who should wear Medical Masks?
Who should wear Medical Masks? Anyone working in health care settings or serving as a caregiver for patients with or suspected of having Covid 19 should wear medical masks, or respirators, such as the N95 or FFP2 masks. They should also use other personal protective equipment (PPE) and heightened hygiene, such as social and physical…Read More
Should Children wear masks?
Should Children wear masks? The CDC recommends that all children over the age of 2 wear a mask in public. You should select a mask that is the appropriate size, either a small bandana or a child size mask, so that it fits properly and doesn’t cover their whole face or restrict their breathing. Anyone,…Read More
Are Non-Medical Masks effective in reducing the spread of Covid 19?
Are Non-Medical Masks effective in reducing the spread of Covid 19? While there is a lot of information floating around about the effectiveness and dangers of using face masks, except for health care workers and caregivers, the use of non-medical face masks has shown to be effective in spreading the virus, especially for those people…Read More
What is a Non-Medical Mask?
What is a Non-Medical Mask? Non-medical masks are general face coverings that are often homemade using breathable fabrics. There are other masks that can be bought commercially. These masks cover the face and nose, secure with elastic over the ears or ties behind the head and neck and typically don’t have filters, like the N95…Read More
What’s the right way to use a face mask?
What’s the right way to use a face mask? Before putting on the mask, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If you’re not able to use soap and water, use hand sanitizer, preferably one with at least 60% alcohol. Put the mask on and secure it either over…Read More
What about face masks?
What about face masks? While washing your hands often and practicing social distancing are still the best ways to protect yourself and others, the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends covering your face when you need to leave your house. While most experts do not recommend those who aren’t health care workers…Read More