Masks

CDC Updates Consumer Mask Website

Jan 18, 2022 | Beth Hess

CDC has updated its consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. These changes include:

  • Added information to present similar content for masks and respirators.
  • Clarification that people can choose respirators such as N95s and KN95s, including removing concerns related to supply shortages for N95s.
  • Clarification that “surgical N95s” are a specific type of respirator that should be reserved for healthcare settings.
  • Clarification that some types of masks and respirators provide more protection to the wearer than others.

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