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Old 03-23-2020, 03:22 PM   #1  
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Default N95 mask finally allowed

It took this long but we are allowed to wear the mask now. We only were exposed for a few weeks to NUC
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:12 PM   #2  
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Has ALPA given guidance on this?
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Absolutely not. Iíd rather catch corona.
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Absolutely not. Iíd rather catch corona.
Again, do we have guidance? Keep it snarky though.
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Iím gonna be wearing one. I have little ones at home.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:28 PM   #6  
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Again, do we have guidance? Keep it snarky though.
What kind of guidance are you looking for? The company said you can wear it. The CDC has guidance on wearing of masks. Doesnít seem like something the union would really need to weigh in on (or have expertise in) other than repeating what the companyís updated policy says. Perhaps Iím missing something though.
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What kind of guidance are you looking for? The company said you can wear it. The CDC has guidance on wearing of masks. Doesnít seem like something the union would really need to weigh in on (or have expertise in) other than repeating what the companyís updated policy says. Perhaps Iím missing something though.
We were told to not wear a mask. In no uncertain terms. Now the language has changed. Iím looking for guidance from my union. Why is this hard to understand?
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Where can you get a mask?
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:27 PM   #9  
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We were told to not wear a mask. In no uncertain terms. Now the language has changed. Iím looking for guidance from my union. Why is this hard to understand?
Unclear as to why you want your unionís opinion...are they a mask/covid-19 expert? Use the companyís uniform rules, the CDCís guidelines for mask use, and your own judgment and make a choice on whether or not you want to use a mask. Doesnít seem that difficult. Still unable to decide for yourself and want some union guidance? Call or text your rep. They are pretty responsive.
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Unless youíve been properly fitted for the mask, youíre rolling the dice. Itís entirely possible youíre getting ZERO benefit.

A few years back, I was doing EMS and had to fly a patient 2.5 hrs with an N95. I felt dang-near hypoxic from the restriction and ATC had a really hard time understanding my transmissions. And it was nasty. There was so much condensation inside the mask when we arrived...it was necessary, but not fun.
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