It is a well-known fact that COVID-19 spreads easily through respiratory droplets. With that in mind, it has become essential for all of us to take safety measures proactively and one of them is wearing personal protective gear. During the pandemic we need to constantly be overly conscious to ensure both our health and the health of those around us. A paper or cloth face mask is the basic protective gear that is mandatory for everyone to use. However, wearing a face shield can further improve the protection level and help to keep us, and those around us, safer and better protected from the virus. Additionally, if we wear protective face shields, we can help to reducing the spread of the virus and a step closer to getting back to normal.
There are many benefits of wearing a face shield/visor and here are some of the reasons why you should consider wearing one:
Full-Face Protection- face shields provide full-face protection. Although a traditional cloth or paper face mask may prevent droplets from entering the mouth and nose, these droplets could still land on the forehead and cheeks. Although this may not directly cause a transmission of the virus, the risk will be definitely higher if you often touch your face.
Double Protection- it’s a good practice to wear both a cloth face mask and a face shield/visor to get double protection. In high-risk areas with moderate to high transmission of coronavirus, it is especially important to be well protected. For workers who interact with many people daily, it is highly recommended to wear a face shield/visor as well. The COVID-19 infection rate will drop significantly if people are well-protected and practice physical distancing.
Eye Protection- our eyes are not protected when we wear a traditional cloth face mask. Droplets could enter the eyes and it is also a method of transmission. Tears could contain novel coronavirus. Some health experts believe that pink-eye or conjunctivitis is a COVID-19 symptom. A face shield can provide full-face protection, including protection for your eyes.
Reduce Face Touching- when wearing a face shield, it can be a reminder not to touch your face, eyes, or any exposed parts of the face. Your hands can be contaminated with traces of respiratory droplets that contain viruses, including novel coronavirus. By preventing direct contact with the mouth and nose, we are less likely to contract COVID-19 or other viral respiratory illnesses. If you wear a face mask and a face shield, while implementing proper hand hygiene procedure, the possibility of COVID-19 transmission can be greatly reduced.
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