Wearing a mask is one of the easiest and most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19, but not all masks meet the same safety standards. Before purchasing a particular mask, check to see if the manufacturer and mask model appears on Appendix A. If the manufacturer does not appear on the list, do not take the chance.
You know you need to wear a face mask to protect yourself and others, but how do you know what type protects you best? You may have heard that N95 and KN95 face masks are particularly effective but what does the term N95 mask mean? What does KN95 face mask mean? How do you know which one might best meet your needs?
According to the CDC, Coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people nearby.
Using a face mask can help prevent these droplets from getting into your mouth or nose and can reduce your risk of COVID-19.