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Laurie (@roch)

Mask guidance when visiting Mayo Clinic

Visiting Mayo Clinic | Last Active: Apr 14 10:36pm | Replies (49)

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@bernese53

I totally understand why Mayo has changed mask requirements. I am concerned about figuring out how to wear a surgical mask properly but am more than willing to comply with mask requirements.

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If you’re more comfortable you can actually use your fabric masks that you know fit well, and then put a surgical mask over the top when you’re out and about.
For my oncology appt this past week, I wore my fabric mask and then put the surgical mask they offered at the door over the top of my mask. That way my fabric mask wasn’t contaminated and I didn’t have to wash it right away when I got home. Kinda like belts and suspenders. ☺️.

My daughter and husband are visiting this week. We have been wearing N-95 masks that fit well and are the preferred masks for protection. But we played around with a few surgical masks to custom fit them by taking little tucks on the bottom edge of the mask, making it tighter around the face. I’d been doing that with the fabric masks I’ve made during the pandemic.
Where are the problem areas for you with the surgical masks? Have you tried doing a little nip and tuck here and there to make them fit more snugly?

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