PPE also includes wearing a mask that covers the nose and the mouth. A mask can protect you from inhaling microbes through the nose or mouth as well as protect the clients from the microbes that you exhale.
Airborne pathogens can survive and travel through the air over long distances and for an extended period of time, usually several hours to days. And every time a person infected with a microbe that is transmitted by droplets talks, coughs, or sneezes, loads of tiny droplets containing the pathogen are sprayed out. These droplets can land on another person’s mouth, nose, or eyes, allowing the pathogen to enter a new person. So, wear a mask:
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