An appropriate face covering has the following qualities:
- Made from at least two layers of washable, breathable material
- Completely covers of nose and mouth areas
- Fits snuggly against the sides of the face and doesn’t have gaps
Face coverings with exhalation valves are not considered effective as they can allow virus particles to escape. Cloth face coverings are recommended to be worn with face shields.
Read more about appropriate face coverings and how to wear them from the CDC here.