# 2645 Call It a Wash?

Q. If you are constantly wearing disposable plastic gloves (these covid days). do you have to take the off for washing for bread or when you go out of the bathroom, or can you wash netila while wearing them?
A. Q. On question 2585 regarding if one wearing medical or hospital gloves to avoid a possible covid contamination, can wash his hands after sleeping (neig’l vasser). We wrote; “Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that for washing hands for removing ruach ra’a after waking up or coming out of a cemetery, in case of need one does not have to remove the thin plastic medical gloves one is wearing to prevent infections.”
Regarding, netilas yodaim for eating bread at a seuda, the Rov maintains one has to remove the gloves before washing.
The same would apply, by common sense, when using a bathroom.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a

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