Best Types of Face Masks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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With the ongoing pandemic, it is imperative that we continue to practice healthy behaviors to stop the spread. While states have gone back and forth with imposing mask guidelines, with the new variants emerging, being safe rather than sorry and following CDC guidelines is always best practice. With so many options, it can be difficult to know which mask would be most effective while still being comfortable to wear for long periods of time. There are many options, each with varying levels of effectiveness, so it’s important to choose what works best for you to keep you healthy.

Some of the options vary from disposable face masks to re-usable face masks.  Disposable face masks can only protect if they are clean and the wearer has no gaps around the sides of the face or nose.  Disposable face masks, such as the KN95 masks, can filter out at least 95% of particles in the air including large and small particles.  There are many other options explained in the infographic below provided compliments of  You can also watch a video and get more information of face masks here.