GNA shares ANA's position on use of cloth masks for protection during the pandemic
GNA shares ANA's position on the use of cloth masks for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANA's Position on the Use of Cloth Masks
Evidence does not support the notion that cloth masks are safe for health care professionals providing care to patients with coronavirus. ANA continues to press for appropriate PPE including N95 respirators and if those are not available, medical/surgical masks. Nurses should not be wearing cloth masks – they do not afford the wearer any significant protection.