Facemasks: materials, fit and filtration during the COVID-19 pandemic

UAB infectious diseases expert will discuss mask fit, filtration and effectiveness during the coronavirus pandemic in a free webinar Feb. 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Jermey StreamJeremey Walker, M.D.
Photography: Lexi Coon
Jeremy Walker, M.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious Diseases, will present information on the different types of masks, fit, filtration, behaviors in wearing masks, and current research related to mask use and effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is hosted by the Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, UAB and the Alabama Department of Public Health established the ARC IPC in June 2021 to provide consultation and support services to boost infectious disease prevention and control efforts across Alabama. IPC experts played a critical part during the pandemic with their roles in surveillance, detection, response and prevention of future infectious disease outbreaks.

The free webinar will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, from 12-1 p.m. To register for the event, click here.