LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, safety is on the minds of everyone.
Arkansas is still under a mask mandate.
And on Tuesday, Gov. Hutchinson introduced a restriction for masks to be worn at all times inside of places of worship.
It prompted a THV11 viewer to ask about the safety of a new mask trend.
The viewer writes, "Please verify if a clear mask is a safe alternative to the cloth or 3 ply mask."
We took the concern straight to the Arkansas Department of Health.
A spokesperson for the ADH said, "It appears that these do not have a seal around the chin, so they would not be acceptable under our face-covering directive. We do allow masks with sewn-in clear plastic windows or clear plastic masks that seal around nose and chin."
So we can verify this mask is not a safe alternative to the cloth masks.