The CDC released new guidance over the weekend on masking. 
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Key Messages:
  • Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. 
  • To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.
  • Masks and respirators are effective at reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when worn consistently and correctly.
  • Some masks and respirators offer higher levels of protection than others, and some may be harder to tolerate or wear consistently than others. It is most important to wear a well-fitted mask or respirator correctly that is comfortable for you and that provides good protection.
  • While all masks and respirators provide some level of protection, properly fitted respirators provide the highest level of protection. Wearing a highly protective mask or respirator may be most important for certain higher risk situations, or by some people at increased risk of severe disease. 
  • CDC’s mask recommendations provide information that people can use to improve how well their masks protect them.
What You Need to Know:
  • There are two types – respirators and masks.
  • Some respirators and masks are more protective and some are harder to wear consistently.
  • Well-fitted respirators provide the best protection.
  • Wear the highest quality respirator or mask that has the correct fit, protection, and comfort for you.
  • High quality respirators are important if you are older, immunocompromised, not up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, or in higher risk situations.
  • If you are unvaccinated, wear a mask in all public indoor settings.
  • If you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, continue to wear a mask in public indoor settings where there is substantial or high community transmission.