Women’s Health Connecticut Face Mask Recommendations

Women’s Health Connecticut is working hard to adapt the latest health recommendations to keep our patients and our providers safe. In response to the CDC recommendations regarding face masks, our practices ask that you wear a face mask to your in-person visit. Anywhere that a mask is appropriate, an N-95, KN-95 or a KF-94 mask should be used. 

Face coverings reduce the chance of inhaling droplets that may contain COVID-19, but the primary benefit of covering your nose and mouth is that you protect others. According to the CDC, people primarily contract COVID-19 through coughs, sneezes, and other respiratory droplets. That's why wearing a mask even if you don't feel sick can be a good idea.

Face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. A face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

How to use a face mask in public

  • Before entering a community space, arrange the mask on your face. Move your hair out of the way and tighten the straps or place the elastics for a good fit. Adjust it until you are totally comfortable.
    • Face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, and allow for breathing without restriction.
  • Don’t touch the mask again until you get back into the car.
  • Sanitize your hands on the way out of the store or pharmacy.
  • When back in the car, carefully touch the ear loops or ties pulling off the mask without touching the front of it.

We would like to remind our patients that Women’s Health Connecticut is offering telemedicine visits, where no face mask is required. If you have any questions regarding wearing face masks to your in-office appointment, please call your doctor’s office. For more information regarding COVID-19, click here.