You may want to reconsider your mask choice because of the omicron variant
Cloth face masks might not stop the omicron variant from transmitting between COVID-19 patients, according to health officials.
Dr. Asha Shajahan, the medical director of Community Health for Beaumont Grosse Pointe in Detroit, told Fox 2 Detroit that a cloth mask isn’t enough to stop omicron. Instead, people need heavy-duty masks to ward off the variant.
- “You want to make sure it’s at least a 3-ply surgical mask or an N-95 or higher,” she said. “We want to make sure it’s not a cloth mask. A cloth mask does not offer the protection that you need.”