FHS Covid-19 Handbook


PPE Training and Information

Cloth Masks

Remember that according to government regulations, all persons out in public are required to wear a cloth face mask at all times. This will be necessary for you also as you travel and attend at campus and clinical sites. 

Wearing a mask when in public places, especially crowded places, can help slow the spread of COVID-19. A recent study found incidence of transmission without a mask to be 17% which dropped to 3% when wearing a mask.

Even when wearing a mask, hand-washing and social distancing remain the most important interventions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The same study found incidence of transmission when within 1 meter to be 13% which dropped to 2.6% when greater than 1 meter.