Universal Masking should be part of everyday life, critical to protect you and others from a voice cloud that can travel up to 12 feet. Hence the 6 feet social distancing ‘standard’ is in reality not good enough.
What Level of Mask to Use?
Who are we protecting?
Frontline workers have a higher need for protection than those who are in the back office. The goal is to not bring COVID-19 home to loved ones. Regardless of age, it can hit all who are immuno-compromised and have a lung condition.
What is the risk?
Clinical settings, eating places, closed public places with events and high public traffic areas have a higher risk of exposure, Those who have a pre-existing condition (especially diabetes, heart disease and hypertension) should avoid these areas.
Budget and Availability?
PPE is the new add-on cost for protecting you, your family, colleagues and clients. Don’t become a hotspot and become a local spreader. People will become sick, your business can be shut down, and revenue can be lost forever.
“Cloth masks while easier to access, should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection”