Many different types of cloth masks are suitable to use as a face covering. A mask should have at least two layers and not include an exhalation valve or vent, and covers your nose and mouth securely. Avoid using masks intended for the hospital setting, such as N95 respirators, as it is critical to reserve these for healthcare professionals. There is currently not enough evidence to support the use of Gaiters or face shields in preventing spread of COVID-19.

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