The education sector is gradually entering the stage of re-opening in Ontario and all over the world. Digital media platforms are flooded with controversies, mixed opinions, and criticism regarding the re-opening decisions of schools. The population, which is directly affected such as teachers, students, and parents, is extremely concerned about safety conditions and the threat of spreading COVID19. Amidst all this confusion, ask yourself one question, who do you wear a mask for?
According to the Government of Canada, wearing a mask is imperative, especially if you can not maintain a distance of at least 2 meters. A medical mask is highly recommended if you are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms and will be in close contact with others plus if you are going out to access medical care.
Wearing a mask can help you block the virus particles that may be transmitted by:
In addition, it is also important to consider the type of mask we wear. Public health officials make recommendations based on several factors, including the rates of infection and/or transmission in the community.
It is our responsibility to ensure that children who wish to return to school have a safe transition back. It is our responsibility to ensure that we wear a mask, so that teachers and parents are not skeptical about moving into the re-opening phase and can continue to peruse their passions. Can we now ask ourselves, who do we wear a mask for?
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