Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on face mask guidance and specific considerations for people with disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a face mask as an important way to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are many masks to choose from and Duke University has recently developed a low-cost technique for the measurement of face mask efficacy for filtering droplets emitted during speech. This webinar will describe the set-up of this technique, preliminary results from a range of commonly available face mask types, and the potential of this technology as a demonstration and testing method for the community. This webinar will also discuss when to wear a face mask, reasons why a person with a disability might not be able to wear a face mask, and the legal rights a person has under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The webinar is not intended to be legal advice but rather general guidance.