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More Information on COVID Procedure

COVID-19: Exceptions to wearing a mask

We want everyone to be safe and that is the most important fact!!  As ECTC begins to reopen and staff along with students begin to return, it is imperative that we all pay attention to the CDC and the guidelines that have been put in place.

During this pandemic, there have been many people that have decided against wearing a facemask.  But there are others that have certain diagnosis that can make it harmful if they wear a mask.

Listed below are some physical and mental health reasons people may not wear a mask:

  1. Pulmonary Conditions/Respiratory Conditions

    1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    2. Cystic Fibrosis

    3. Emphysema

    4. Asthma

    5. Chronic Bronchitis

    6. Pleural Effusion

    7. Sarcoidosis

  2. Autism

    1. Sensory processing

    2. May have a difficult time with being introduced to something new

  3. Mental Health Diagnosis

    1. Anxiety

    2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    3. Panic Attacks

Please remember that in all disability related information, confidentiality is still important.  Although they are not wearing a mask, they do not have to disclose their reasons.