[MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL] masks with airflow

Swift, Melanie D., M.D., M.P.H. Swift.Melanie at mayo.edu
Fri May 29 12:17:17 PDT 2020

Wow, hadn’t seen these before. Looks like it would make the mask less effective for source control. I understand it’s probably more comfortable, maybe theoretically noninferior or even better as protection of the wearer. But HCP universal masking also serves as source control in the setting of asymptomatic disease with ongoing widespread community transmission. Blowing your exhaled air out around the edges of the mask seems like kind of a bad idea.

Melanie Swift, MD, MPH
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On May 29, 2020, at 11:21 AM, PRATER, DEANNA <deanna.prater at bayareahospital.org> wrote:

Is your facility allowing staff to wear these types of masks?


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