As businesses reopens and offices starts to repopulate, many people will be wearing masks in their workplace. Providing masks to employees not only satisfy legal obligations but helps preventing the spread of infection and make workers feel comfortable in the workspace.
Importance of a mask
Masks are recommended as a barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. infections spread mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of masks is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain
Masks may help prevent people who have an illness from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a mask will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from pathogens and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of pathogens when they are widely used by people in public settings.
Considerations for Wearing Masks
CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Masks may help prevent people who have an illness from spreading the virus to others.
Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of infections when they are widely used by people in public settings.
Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.