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What Type of Mask is OK?

  • All Falmouth students and staff engaging in in-person schooling will be required to wear a face mask with two-ply material.

    Families are asked to provide masks for their children. If a child forgets theirs or it becomes unusable, there will be some available at school.

    Acceptable

    Cloth face masks

    Store-bought or homemade masks are both OK. Masks with patterns need to follow school dress code.

    Disposable surgical face masks

    They are meant for one-time use only.

    Not Acceptable

    Bandanas

    Loose bandanas do not prevent the spread of respiratory droplets.

    Gaiters

    After studying recently-released scientific data, our Health Services team has determined that gaiters may not provide sufficient protection.

    Masks with valves

    Valves release exhaled droplets and don’t protect others.

    Face shields

    CDC guidance indicates shields cannot be used as substitutes for face masks.


    Be sure the mask is snug but comfortable against the sides of the face!


    Compiled with information provided at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/cloth-face-cover.html