Wearing a half face mask will help prevent the spread of infection and prevent the individual from contracting any airborne infectious germs. When someone coughs, talks, sneezes they could release germs into the air that may infect others nearby.Half Face masks are part of an infection control strategy to eliminate cross-contamination.
Half Face Mask Specification
- Protected area: face
- Body material: Spandex
- Applicable people: adults
To wear a face mask or not? The advice has been confusing. In China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the general public has been encouraged to wear masks to prevent getting or spreading the novel coronavirus.
In the U.S., a growing chorus of experts have supported mask-wearing for the general public though there are issues with shortages and access. On Friday, the Trump administration recommended that Americans wear basic cloth or fabric face masks when in public to reduce transmission.
- As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the CDC is recommending that everyone wear a cloth mask when they go out in public.
- Experts say the homemade masks won’t protect someone from getting sick, but they can help prevent the spread of the disease by those with the virus.
- Experts also recommend that everyone continue social distancing and other preventive measures in addition to wearing face coverings.
If you are going to a clinic or hospital to be seen by a health care provider because of concerns of cough or fever, Doctors recommend wearing a face mask to avoid transmitting possible infection or virus to other patients and medical staff. Face masks also are recommended for health care workers and people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
Wearing a mask is good for two reasons: It’s going to cut down 95 percent of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room, and also will reduce fecal/oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into your nose or mouth