Mask or face shield

Whatever face covering you choose, you must use it properly, and it must fit correctly.

Having masks slung under the chin, hanging off one ear, or your nose poking out over the top of the mask will make them markedly less effective. And, of course, frequently touching and readjusting the mask means we’re possibly contaminating our hands, too.

If you don’t intend to wear a mask properly, or you’re unable to, then a face shield is a better option. You can also wear a mask and a face shield together, should you wish.

Read the full article featuring Philip Russo, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery on Lens.  The article first appeared in The Conversation.

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