Havre Daily News - News you can use

Health department addresses vented masks during COVID-19 update


Last updated 8/17/2020 at 11:30am

The Hill County Health Board discussed during its meeting Friday recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding vented masks as well as providing updates on the department’s recent activities.

In the past two weeks, the CDC has put out guidance saying that masks with vents or valves are not effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 as they can allow far more exhaled droplets, through which the virus spreads, to escape than would a normal face mask.

Hill County Health Officer Jessica Sheehy recommended that people wear non-vented face masks that fit ov...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 01/17/2021 01:13