Mesh masks not appropriate PPE in classrooms, Brantford school board says
How thick do you have to be to need this clarified? Good lord. Unless you legit don’t know what mesh is because your language doesn’t have a word for it and you can’t look at it or touch it for reasons outside of your control, what is the matter with you? Some adults really make me worry about the kids. It does explain why so many people pointing out the bleeding obvious end up framed as experts in these stories, though.
Experts say a mesh mask would not protect students from COVID-19.
“They really just don’t do anything to help protect you from any of the aerosols and droplets that contain the virus. It’s like not wearing a mask at all,” said Dr. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease specialist.
Public Health says there was some confusion over the situation after a staff member responded to a question from the public regarding mesh face masks, “in a manner that doesn’t reflect the guidelines regarding what constitutes an acceptable face covering.”
Public Health has apologized and says it followed up with the correct information.
“We were talking about how it’s kind of a fish net stocking or something like that,” said Doucette. “Yes, there is some material happening there, but there’s quite significant holes and it’s not doing what a mask is supposed to be doing.”