A new study has found Wearing two tightly-fitted face masks can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the nose and mouth and causing COVID-19.
Type of Masks to be worn
1. Ideally N-95 masks should be worn
2. The next best option is double masking, with an inner layer of 3 ply surgical mask and a cloth mask over it.
3. Two layers of cloth mask if above not available
N-95 masks have a filtration efficacy of 90%, surgical masks are 85%-90% protective and then the cloth masks.
Taking a deep breath and seeing the mask getting sucked in can tell you whether you’re wearing it properly or not.”
Double Maskseliminate any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask.
When layered over procedure masks, cloth masks improve fit by eliminating gaps and holding the procedure mask closer to the face, consistently covering the nose and mouth.
Masks are a must EVERY time you step out of your house.
The Right Way to Wear Face Mask
• Touch your masks with clean hands. Wash your hands before putting on your mask.
• Do not put the mask around your neck or on your forehead. Secure it under your chin.
• Wear the mask over your nose and mouth. Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face. Do not let leave your nose out
• Make sure you can breathe easily.
• Always hold the masks by ear loops or ties and not do not touch the face covering.
• Remove your mask when you get home.
• The cloth mask must be washed after EVERY use.
• Paper mask must be thrown away after each use.
• Make sure not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing the mask.
• Wash your hands immediately after removing it.
Discard Your Masks Carefully
The Mask etiquette not only includes how you wear the masks but also how you dispose them.
Masks and gloves used by people to avoid the coronavirus and discarded carelessly has added to the list of trash left behind or washed up on beaches around the world.
Masks Must Until Vaccines Fully Mitigate’ Covid Impact
Interventions such as physical distancing should be stringently continued until vaccinations can fully mitigate the impact of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its known variants.