Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers. This updated version includes a section on Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings.

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Publication details
Number of pages: 16
Publication date: 5 June 2020
Languages: English
WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCov/IPC_Masks/2020.4