Links to new WHO mask use guidelines

Please find below two links to new WHO mask use guidelines issued today: 


COVID-19 infection prevention and control living guideline: mask use in community settings
22 December 2021 – https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-IPC_masks-2021.1


This first edition of the Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19 Living Guideline – Mask use in community settings provides the most up to date technical guidance on mask use in community settings in the context of COVID-19.


 WHO recommendations on mask use by health workers, in light of the Omicron variant of concern: WHO interim guidelines, 22 December 2021 – https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-IPC_Masks-Health_Workers-Omicron_variant-2021.1


This document provides updated interim recommendations on the use of masks by health workers providing care to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, in light of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of concern of SARS-CoV-2. 
 

-WHO Geneva