CDC advises double masking for better protection against Covid-19

Feb. 11, 2021

Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans wear two masks. A new study found that doubling up can improve mask performance against Covid-19 by about 50%.

The CDC's new recommendations suggest using masks with a nose wire that can be adjusted for a snug fit, and to use a mask fitter or brace to better seal the mask.

Additionally, the CDC said evidence now suggests that combining a cloth mask over a surgical mask could dramatically reduce both the spread of the virus to others and exposure to the virus.

 Visit the CDC to learn more about face coverings.


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