Guidance on Face Coverings for Manufacturers

Both the CDC and the DeWine administration now recommend wearing face coverings (not N-95s or surgical masks needed for health care workers) when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This includes at workplace environments. For the benefit of OMA members, here is the CDC’s guidance for use of cloth face coverings, as well as guidance from the Ohio Department of Health. (Note: Face coverings are not a substitute for distancing.)

Also, here is helpful insight from OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips on two common questions regarding DIY cloth face coverings.

If your business is having difficulty procuring face masks for employees, the Alliance has launched an initiative to source the materials necessary to potentially produce non-surgical-grade “loop masks.” Respond to our brief survey so we can assess the need for — and appropriate potential quantities of — these masks. 4/9/2020