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CDC updates mask instructions: N95 offers the highest protection

CDC updates mask instructions: N95 offers the highest protection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has updated its mask guidelines, saying now that people can choose to wear N95 and KN95 masks because they offer the best protection against COVID-19.

Previously, the CDC did not recommend that the general population wear N95 or KN95 masks, a similar type of mask made in China, for fear that using those higher quality masks would affect the supply to the environment of health care. The CDC now says shortages are no longer a concern.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden said his administration is planning to make high-quality masks available to the public free of charge, but declined to provide details.

The CDC said the mask should fit close to the face without any gaps and be comfortable enough to be worn for long periods of time when needed.

Disposable surgical masks were next on the list, however the CDC advised making sure they fit properly. The agency now recommends double masking in this scenario: Holding a rag mask over a disposable surgical mask can help it fit better on the face.

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