How to Select

When selecting a mask, there are many choices. Here are some do’s & don’ts.

DO choose masks that...

• Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric


• Completely cover your nose and mouth


• Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps


• Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask

DO NOT choose masks that...

• Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe, for example, vinyl


• Have exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape


• Are intended for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators