Sunday, February 14, 2021

Wearing a Double, Well-Fitting Mask

Two months ago when I began wearing a double face mask many people thought this was overkill. I also began using tape along the edges of the mask that’s closest to my face to assure a good seal. Finally, also to assure a good fit, I began knotting the ear loops of the surgical mask. Imagine my surprise when I just read that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends double masking and well-fitting masks in order to significantly reduce the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Here’s what I’m wearing face mask wise:

1- two-ply cotton mask with a filter (with a nose wire) made of non-woven, spun-bon polypropylene

2- three-ply surgical mask

3- Cabeau Tape that I use to secure the mask under my eyes, along my cheeks and under my chin

4- goggles