Corps says Marines won't be allowed to wear N95 or surgical masks, even if they own them | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Corps says Marines won't be allowed to wear N95 or surgical masks, even if they own them

The Marine Corps on Monday ordered all its personnel to start wearing cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but restricted Marines from wearing masks with higher levels of protection, such as surgical and N95 masks.

In an administrative message that followed a Pentagon order to wear face coverings, the Corps directed all individuals on its property and installations to wear cloth face coverings that are "conservative in appearance, not offensive, and conform to CDC guidance."

Marines are encouraged to make their own face coverings, but are not allowed to "procure or wear" surgical masks or N95 masks, the message said, since those are "reserved for appropriate personnel."

Among the do-it-yourself masks the Corps recommends are issued balaclavas, neck gaiters, or uniform green t-shirts fashioned into face coverings. Full masks, which the message said included surgical masks, N95 respirators, ski masks, and issued gas masks, "are not authorized."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the Covid 19 panic well and truly on, one might expect that our Marines would be authorized for state-of-the-art protections, like the N-95 masks; apparently, this is not to be the case.

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