Types Of Mouth Covers And Their Uses

November 3, 2021

Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives; Wearing a mask alone is not enough to provide adequate protection against COVID-19.

In addition to being an object of protection to infect or become infected, it also helps people avoid touching their nose and mouth, which, as is known, are one of the main hygiene measures against the Coronavirus.

The use of the mask can help prevent infection, as long as it is used correctly and is also accompanied by the other safety and hygiene measures imposed by the health authorities.

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Respirators, Disposable Masks and Cloth Face Covers


  • Respirators protect users from breathing hazardous airborne contaminants.
  • Respirators are necessary equipment for workers who perform some jobs in the Food and Agricultural Sector.
  • If you must wear a respirator for your work, you must continue to wear it.

Disposable face masks

  • Disposable face masks, such as surgical or medical masks, are not respirators and do not protect the user from breathing airborne small particles, gases, or chemicals.
  • Disposable face masks act as a protective barrier to prevent splashes, aerosols, large drops or sprays from entering the user’s mouth and nose. The protective quality of disposable face masks varies with the type of material used to make the mask.
  • Disposable face masks also help prevent the user from spreading respiratory droplets.
  • Because disposable masks help prevent the user from spreading respiratory droplets, disposable drops can slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Using them can help people who unknowingly have the virus not to pass it on to others.

Considerations for using cloth face covers

  • Cloth face covers, whether provided by the employer or brought from home by the worker, are not disposable respirators and do not protect the worker who wears them from exposures.
  • The cloth face covers are only intended to help delay the spread of the user’s respiratory droplets.
  • Used in this way, the CDC has recommended cloth covers to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Using them can help people who unknowingly have the virus not to pass it on to others.
  • Workers may wear a cloth cover if the employer has determined that a respirator or disposable face mask is NOT required, based on a workplace hazard assessment.
  • When workers are not able to wear a single cloth face cover for the entire shift, particularly if it gets wet, dirty, or is seen to be contaminated, it should be exchanged for a clean cloth face cover (or disposable face mask) and should be changed every time. as needed.


Hand hygiene is an important infection prevention and control measure. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after putting on, touching, or removing respirators, masks, or cloth face covers.

The use of cloth face covers in the workplace should be used in addition to other control measures, including engineering controls, such as the implementation of social distancing practices, and physical partitions or barriers; and administrative controls such as frequent cleaning and disinfection protocols.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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