Those who are in contact with those who are deaf or hearing impaired may find that a face shield is healthier than a mask when communicating. If you would like to wear a face shield instead of a mask, then choose a face shield that wraps around the sides of your face and extends below your chin or a hooded face shield. This will be reinforced by the limited available data. The following are some tips in the upkeep of a mask:

  • Make sure to keep your hands cleaned after removing the face shield.
  • Reduce or lessen touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing it;
  • Do away with the reusable face shields keep with the manufacturer’s instructions or by following CDC face shield cleaning instructions.
  • Discard one-use face masks, face shields and other face coverings;

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