COVID-19 Altered Face Mask Guidance

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As schools work on reopening plans, challenges for students and educators that may need altered masks may arise. 

Who would benefit from altered masks?

  • Anyone who may need to see the mouth and/or facial expressions to effectively communicate.

Where can these altered masks be purchased?

  • Many companies and retailers are producing altered masks. 

Are adaptations available to make these masks fit comfortably around hearing aids, or cochlear implants?

  • Adapted straps, buttons, special attachments, and hats are a few ways to adapt altered masks to fit comfortably around hearing aids or cochlear implants.  

Wearing a Mask: