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CDC Recommends Double Masking to Help Slow Covid-19 Spread (1)

Feb. 10, 2021, 5:00 PM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday began recommending that Americans wear a cloth mask over a medical mask to slow the spread of Covid-19, along with other options to improve mask fit.

The guidance followed the release of an agency study that found double masking can boost protection from aerosolized particles. Government officials have previously said the CDC was waiting to gather evidence on double masking.

The CDC says Americans should wear two masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Source: Bloomberg)

Americans should ensure that masks fit tightly on their face and have layers, both of which improve protection, the agency’s guidance says.

There are several routes to do that, including ...