What should we be wearing, I mean I know we are not doing it with PPE like they do in hospitals, but what should we be wearing?




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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Question:
What should we be wearing, I mean I know we are not doing it with PPE like they do in hospitals, but what should we be wearing?

Answer:
Based on the recommendation from the Canadian Medical Officer of Health there is some recommendation around wearing a mask for some individuals when they leave the home. It's unclear whether we should be masking the entire population every time you leave our...

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Alon Vaisman:
Based on the recommendation from the Canadian Medical Officer of Health there is some recommendation around wearing a mask for some individuals when they leave the home. It's unclear whether we should be masking the entire population every time you leave our houses. However it's understandable that some people when they leave their home will feel more comfortable wearing a mask, for example a fabric mask that they might have bought or they made from home. So that's reasonable to do for some individuals I think, some patients some people also choose to wear surgical masks and other heavier kind of mask like N95s that may not be so necessary. But it's important to just not only where the mask that was recommended by the Canadian Medical Officer but also the social distancing I think that's the part where people sometimes aren't as aware aren't keeping track of as best as they can.

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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