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"When entering any Northern Light Medical facility, particularly to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, patients are asked to replace their personal masks with PPE provided by the hospital. Unlike the blue or yellow disposable masks, these masks are a heavier mil or thickness of material, have softer ear loops, and are generally better constructed. As a result, though they are intended to be a one-time use item, I've found myself saving them. I hang them on the cellphone holder/charger in my car and use them as emergency backups in case my husband or I forget our masks or if I accidentally drop my mask so it gets wet or dirty." --Kimberly Sawtelle Photo. Bangor, Maine. 2021-11-06.

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COVID-19, face mask, facilities, health & safety, pandemic


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