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The Different Types Of Masks To Wear For COVID-19 Protection

If you want to protect yourself from Covid-19, you should always opt to wear a mask when you head out to reduce the chances of getting affected. There are many masks out there, and these different masks have differing efficacies at protecting you from the Covid-19 virus. The rule of thumb is to choose a mask that fits well and snugly on your face. Read on to find out more about the different types of masks to wear for Covid-19 protection!

The Different Types Of Masks To Wear For COVID-19 Protection

Cloth Masks

Cloth masks have become very popular during this pandemic due to their aesthetics and breathability. However, there are some rules you should follow when it comes to choosing cloth masks for yourself. Cloth masks are made available in a wide range of fabric and cuttings. Things you should be looking out for include a cloth mask that has a nose wire, and masks that are made up of breathable fabric which is tightly woven. The mask should be able to prevent light from passing through when held in front of a light source.

Cloth masks that have vents or exhalation valves should be avoided. Furthermore, you should also avoid using a mask which is made of a thin fabric or that only has a single layer. If you want to have better protection when wearing a cloth mask, you can opt to wear a disposable mask under your cloth mask, or to wear your cloth mask with a fitter.

Disposable Masks

Disposable masks are also a popular option due to its wide availability as well as its convenience. You look out for a disposable mask that has a few layers of non-woven material, as well as a disposable mask that has a sturdy nose wire. Avoid wearing an ill-fitting mask that is too big for you, which results in gaps at the nose or at the side of the face. You should also change your disposable masks regularly and replace your mask if it has become dirty or wet. If your disposable mask does not fit you well, you can tie a knot on the ear loops to make it tighter. 

N95 Masks

N95 masks provide the gold standard of virus protection but are often not needed in day-to-day settings. Such masks should be used in healthcare settings on healthcare workers, as they are personnel who are the most at risk. Healthcare workers who have been wearing respirators during the pandemic should also continue to wear them.

If you intend to wear a mask, ensure that your mask meets proper standards and are made of good quality. Are you looking for masks to stock up on for when you leave the house? Look no further than CWI Medical. We stock a wide range of Covid-19 safety products, and you will be able to find good quality masks at our store. Feel free to check out our wide range of materials, including hand sanitizers, disposable wipes, liquid hand soap, surface disinfectants and masks on our website today!

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For more information about the coronavirus, please visit the NYS Department of Health ( www.health.ny.gov ) and the Centers for Disease Control ( www.cdc.gov ) websites.

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