September 1: How to Select Your Mask
Three tips on how to choose the right mask to protect yourself and others.
Published: August 2020
How to Select Your Mask
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others.
DO choose masks that
Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
Completely cover your nose and mouth
Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
DO NOT choose masks that
Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe, for example, vinyl
Have exhalation valves or vents, which allow virus particles to escape
Are intended for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators or surgical masks
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