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Can I wear a clear face mask?

Wearing a mask may make it difficult for some people to understand what others are saying because words are muffled and visual cues are blocked. This is worse with short or one-word statements because there isn't context to help others figure out what we are trying to say.
Clear masks or cloth masks with a plastic panel may be used to aid in communication when interacting with the following groups:

  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Young children or students learning to read.
  • Students learning a new language.
  • People with disabilities.
  • People who need to see the proper shape of the mouth for making appropriate vowel sounds (for example, when singing).