Term:Face mask

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Variants and synonyms

  • mask
  • face covering


Accumulating evidence supports recommending that people who have recovered from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 do not need additional travel-related testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection or travel-related self-isolation or quarantine at least within the first 180 days of the first positive NAAT test, provided that non-pharmaceutical interventions such as physical distancing, the wearing of face masks and hand and respiratory hygiene are maintained.

Source: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32021H0961

When scarcity is not an issue, use of a fitted respirator use of a fitted respirator mask is a reasonable option.

Source: https://www.sccm.org/getattachment/Disaster/SSC-COVID19-Critical-Care-Guidelines.pdf

The use of medical masks, as opposed to N95 respirators, did not increase laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection (OR 1.06, 95% CI 0.90 to 1.25).

Source: https://www.sccm.org/getattachment/Disaster/SSC-COVID19-Critical-Care-Guidelines.pdf

When consistent distancing is not possible, face coverings may further reduce the spread of infectious droplets from individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection to others.

Source: https://files.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/guidelines/covid19treatmentguidelines.pdf


  • medical mask
  • surgical mask
  • masks and/or respirators
  • respirator mask


  • face mask: >1000
  • medical mask: 198
  • surgical mask: 508
  • respirator mask: 599
  • fitted respirator mask: 982
  • mask: >1000


Most examples of "face mask" refer to oxygen face mask.



As a result, a face mask works by providing a physical barrier against the potentially infectious droplets.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350612003411?via%3Dihub


The staff members who conducted the dialysis treatments wore face shields, N95 face masks , eye shields, disposable gowns, caps, and gloves.

Source: https://www.ajkd.org/article/S0272-6386(20)30612-0/fulltext

At the individual level, surgical face masks have often been a particularly visible image from affected cities in China.

Source: https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.6.2000110

Participants frequently attempted to compensate for their negative attitudes by suggesting 'easier' behaviours such as the use of antibacterial gel, gloves or face masks.

Source: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-9-258

In this retrospective cohort study, 73 patients were studied and all of them were ventilated with a face mask.

Source: https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc8514


  • use face mask
  • wear face mask
  • surgical face mask
  • filtering face mask
  • ventilation through/with face mask




“Face mask” in this corpus means both “surgical face mask” and “oxygen mask” used for ventilation (see the last example).


Variants and synonyms

  • face covering
  • mask


Face masks and coverings are mandatory in all public places, both indoors and outdoors.

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/united-states-europe-paris-jean-castex-eiffel-tower-b925236.html


  • to wear a face mask
  • to wear a mask
  • madatory face masks
  • mask mandate
  • mask use
  • mask wearing


  • face mask: 23
  • face covering: 78
  • mask: 119


Variants and synonyms

  • face nappy
  • face covering


Good to see face nappies driving down the cases as usual.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10284815/UKs-Covid-cases-spike-amid-growing-Omicron-wave.html

Where customers refuse to wear a face covering on your shop premises and they dont have an exemption, you are entitled to refuse the customer entry or ask them to leave the premises if you choose to take this action.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10274825/Anti-lockdown-protestors-hit-streets-York-Austria-Netherlands.html#comments


Many people record passengers wearing their face mask around their chin.

Source: nytimes.com

Today all the sheeple were wearing their face nappies in the shops where I live and it's made me realise just how weak and spineless the British have become.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

We must lock down, wear face coverings even outdoors, close all shops except essential supermarkets and have a 7pm curfew.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10288731/Allegra-Stratton-QUITS-Number-10-Christmas-party-video.html


  • to wear a face mask/face nappy/face covering


  • face mask: 116
  • face nappy: 165
  • face covering: 434