To Double-Mask or Not To Double-Mask
Updated: May 6, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came out with new information regarding masks. They state that double-masking or wearing tightly fitted medical masks can reduce exposure to infection aerosols up to 95%.
Experts in the health industry say materials and the way a mask fits determine the masks' efficacy against coronavirus transmission. Masks that fit poorly (gaps around the face) can allow air leaks around the nose and mouth. Fabric that is too thin are less effective at blocking airborne particles.
Should you decide to double-mask, make sure to wear the tighter-fitting (surgical) mask closest to the face. This will help filter the virus' small aerosol droplets. The surgical mask should sit over your nose, mouth and under the chin. There should not be any gaps on either side. Wearing a second mask made of cotton fabric will keep the fist mask snugly in place and provide added protection. The masks should not be so tight that it restricts breathing. If you feel lightheaded, take off the first mask.
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