Masks
Cloth Masks
Cloth Masks
 
can be made from a variety of fabrics and many types of cloth masks are available.
Wear cloth masks with
A proper fit over your nose and mouth to prevent leaks
Multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric
Nose wire
Fabric that blocks light when held up to bright light source
Do NOT wear cloth masks with
Gaps around the sides of the face or nose
Exhalation valves, vents, or other openings (see example)
Single-layer fabric or those made of thin fabric that don’t block light.
Disposable Masks
Disposable 
face masks are widely available. They are sometimes referred to as surgical masks or medical procedure masks.
Wear disposable masks with
A proper fit over your nose and mouth to prevent leaks
Multiple layers of non-woven material
Nose wire
Do NOT wear disposable masks with
Gaps around the sides of the face or nose (see example)
Wet or dirty material
Ways to have better fit and extra protection with cloth and disposable masks
Wear two masks (disposable mask underneath 
AND
 cloth mask on top)
Combine either a cloth mask or disposable mask with a fitter or brace
Knot and tuck ear loops of a 3-ply mask where they join the edge of the mask
For disposable masks, fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges. (For instructions, see the following
 
https://youtu.be/GzTAZDsNBe0
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Use masks that attach behind the neck and head with either elastic bands or ties (instead of ear loops)
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