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Mayo Clinic requires visitors to use medical-grade masks

All patients and visitors entering Mayo Clinic must wear surgical masks.. System officials say the move aims to better protect the system against COVID-19 and particularly the omicron variant. It’s just one of the changes hospitals are implementing in light of the recent surge of cases.

Although several studies endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the effectiveness of high quality, multi-layer cloth masks, Mayo announced on Wednesday that more standardization is necessary due to the wide range of face coverings worn by patients and visitors.

“Single-layer cloth masks, neck gaiters and bandanas are commonly worn, for example, and do not provide optimal protection to help ensure the health and safety of all,” Mayo Clinic said in its statement.

The center will offer medical-grade masks to all patients and visitors during the screening process or check-in, in case patients do not come wearing their own.

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France says children must wear masks on transport from age six

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Children on French public transport will soon have to wear a face mask from the age of six upwards, the government decreed Saturday, as part of its latest measures against coronavirus.

Masks had previously been compulsory from the age of 11, but Paris is tightening regulations given the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

Children aged six and older will have to don a mask on all means of public within national borders from Monday, while carriers will not serve any food or drink for three weeks from the same date.

Prime Minister Jean Castex had flagged up the drinks and food ban on transport last Monday.

A spokesperson for the SNCF national railway operator indicated the latest restrictions mean passengers will not be permitted to remove their even to eat or drink, save for cross-border services including Thalys and Eurostar.

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