Some people find wearing a mask difficult, such as children aged 2 and older or people with disabilities. Some people, especially those with disabilities, may find it difficult to use masks consistently and appropriately. Problems could arise from being sensitive to the material on the skin, difficulty understanding why wearing  Kn95 mask made in USA is protective (such as a person with an intellectual disability), and difficulty controlling one's behavior.

Assess the ability of children and adults with disabilities to determine if they should wear a mask.

  • Use a N95 mask or KN95 mask properly
  • Avoid touching the mask or their faces too often
  • Avoid sucking, drooling, or having too much saliva on the face.
  • Without assistance, remove the mask

You should consider caring for children or people with disabilities who might need help with mask use.

Ask your healthcare provider for guidance on how to help the person you care for wear a mask. Also, ask about other ways to reduce transmission risk.

  • Make sure your mask is the right size and fits.
  • Before they go to sleep, remove their mask.
  • It is a good idea to wear a mask when you are in public and around other people, especially indoors.
  • When you and the person you care for are away from home or living with others, masks may not be required.
  • Some localities may require N95 masks to be worn while outside, and these must always be observed.

Masks should not be worn by:

  • Children younger than 2 years
  • Person with a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask or who is unable to safely wear one because of their disability
  • If a person is wearing a mask, it poses a risk to their workplace safety, health, or job duties, as determined by the workplace risk
  • Deaf and hard-of-hearing people, as well as those who can interact with hearing-impaired people. You may experience difficulties communicating with people who rely on your ability to read lips if you wear a mask.

Wear a clear or cloth mask with a transparent panel. Vinyl and other non-breathable materials should not be used as masks. This exception is made for lip-reading ease. If you're unable to obtain a clear mask, try writing communication, closed captioning, or decreasing background noise. This will allow communication to be possible even if the mask blocks your lips.

Certain underlying medical conditions may make it difficult for people with these conditions.

Masks are an option for most people who have underlying medical conditions.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about breathing and want to know the potential benefits and risks of wearing a face mask.
  • A mask is possible for asthma patients. If you have concerns about wearing a mask, talk to your healthcare provider.

Carbon dioxide and use of mask

The carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the air you inhale are not affected by wearing a KN95 mask made in USA. Both surgical and cloth masks don't provide an airtight fit for the face. When you talk or breathe in, the CO2 escapes through the mask and into the atmosphere. The CO2 molecules are small enough that they can easily pass through the mask material. The COVID-19 virus, which is a respiratory disease, has droplets much larger than CO2. They cannot pass through properly designed and worn masks.

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