Some masks work better than others to help stop the spread of COVID-19. UB recommends following CDC guidance on proper face masks. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has. Make sure your mask completely covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly against your face. Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and out around the edges of the mask. Pick a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. A mask with layers will stop more respiratory droplets getting inside your mask or escaping from your mask if you are sick.
Recommended Face Masks:
The following recommendations are for non-health care workers:
These types of face masks are recommended only for specific use:
Updated January 29, 2021