Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use against COVID-19

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As the United States enters into the colder months and
record-high daily cases
of COVID-19 continue to be broken on
successive days, finding the best mask for your needs is more
important than ever. While wearing something is always better than
nothing, unfortunately, finding masks that meet WHO and CDC
guidelines isn’t a particularly easy or fruitful endeavor. It’s not
hard to meet these recommendations, but researching and compiling
the best masks on the market for a range of different needs proved
that few manufacturers do. Fortunately, there are some.

We’ve written at
length
on the current pandemic, how it’s been handled, and how
best to handle yourself through these discombobulating times. This
article will hopefully serve as a useful refresher on some of those
topics, particularly the latest science on masks, how to use them,
and what to look for when buying them.

Based off criteria from the CDC and WHO, we’ll also highlight a
few options that should help keep everyone safe, whether you’re an
outdoor runner, hard of hearing, or just in need of a quality
reusable mask.

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Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use
against COVID-19