Types of Face Masks for CoronavirusMasks for health care workers
N95 respirators and surgical masks should be reserved for health care workers and first responders. Because there aren’t enough of these masks for everyone, it's important that they go to the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who need them most.
1.N95 respirator masks fit tightly around your face. They filter out 95% or more of the smallest particles in the air. But they have to fit just right in order to work.
2.Surgical masks are often blue with white borders. They fit loosely across your nose and mouth. These masks shield against the large droplets that come from a sick person's cough or sneeze, but they're too loose to protect against all germs. And they can't block the tiniest particles that may carry coronavirus.
Masks for non-health care workers
Cloth masks are good for people who don't work in health care. Here are some tips to keep in mind when making your own or looking for handmade masks:
To buy other kinds of masks:
1.Check hardware stores for dust masks. They look a lot like N95 respirators but don’t filter out as many particles.
2.Neoprene masks can help stop the droplets that may carry the virus.
3.Try using a neck gaiter -- a piece of material tied in a loop -- made of stretchy synthetic fabric. Fold it into multiple layers if the material is thin.