- Mar 2021
If I were wearing an N95 just for the weekly grocery store run, I’d probably be fine with alternating two carefully handled masks for many months as long as the elastic works and there’s no soiling. That’s not a lot of use! But if I were wearing one all day, every workday, I’d consider having one for each day and replacing them maybe every month. So that’s about five per month. Could one be really careful and make that two months? Probably.
Guidance on how long masks could potentially be worn and used/reused.
- Feb 2021
“Still Using a Cloth Mask? Upgrade to an N95 or P100!” Accessed February 28, 2021. https://www.microcovid.org/blog/masks.
New Scientist on Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved 15 February 2021, from https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1360844987521519618
Lu, D. (n.d.). England’s quarantine hotels won’t stop spread of coronavirus variants. New Scientist. Retrieved 15 February 2021, from https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267688-englands-quarantine-hotels-wont-stop-spread-of-coronavirus-variants/
- New Zealand
- ventilated rooms
- UK government
- transmission risk
- health secretary
- quarantine hotels
- N95 masks
- Aug 2020
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