It is crucial to note that recent data has revealed that much of the spread of the omicron variant has been between unmasked individuals, therefore the best protection is for everybody to easily wear Masks for Omicron. The health associations and physicians have strongly suggested wearing masks all the time and to put on the right type of mask when doing so.

When supplies are on hand, individuals may opt to use a basic disposable N95 respirator for private use, rather than a mask, in certain instances. Health organizations recommend that specially labeled “surgical” N95 respirators must be prioritized for healthcare workers and staff. This is so, because they are the ones who are always in the field and being upfront.

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