When it comes to masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, many options are available. How do you decide what mask is right for you? Dr. John O’Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, provides a demonstration of various mask options available and how to properly wear them.
Wearing a mask serves two purposes, says Dr. O’Horo. They add a layer of protection to the person wearing the mask and help prevent onward transmission to others.
If you are using a surgical or procedural mask, it should be replaced daily or at any sign the mask’s integrity is compromised or when the mask is visibly soiled, contaminated, damaged or deemed unusable.