January 3, 2022

Mayo Clinic discourages use of cloth masks

Editor's Note

Cloth masks are now prohibited at the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic, the December 30 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

The health system is requiring patients and visitors to wear surgical, N-95, or KN-95 masks and will provide them if needed.

Experts have noted that single-layer cloth masks offer minimal filtration and do not meet any kind of filtration efficiency standards, the report says.

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