Face coverings are an important public health measure at the moment, but they can make communication difficult. Clear face masks, or those with clear panels, might be an alternative.
There is a wide variety of face masks in the market, you can choose one according to your choice. You can also buy reusable and transparent shields from an online store.
Clear masks look like a cloth face covering, but they have a clear panel in front of your mouth, making it easier for people to see facial expressions or read lips. The most common type of clear mask is a fabric mask with a transparent panel sewn in so you can still see the wearer’s mouth.
Some clear masks use anti-fogging or moisture-repellent coatings or materials, which helps in preventing moisture to collect up. Simple clear vinyl is more likely to fog-up which is used in other types of face masks.
Clear masks might be more important, however, in a context where ongoing communication is necessary, such as in classrooms and healthcare settings.
Also, these face coverings are physical barriers that can help contain the spread of respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. By covering your mouth and nose with a face covering, you are less likely to transmit the virus to others if you are asymptomatic or have unrecognized, early viral symptoms.