masks are one tool utilized for preventing the spread of disease. They may also
be called dental, isolation, laser, medical, procedure, or surgical masks. Face
masks are loose-fitting masks that cover the nose and mouth, and have ear loops
or ties or bands at the back of the head. There are many different brands and
they come in different colors. It is important to use a face mask approved by
the FDA .
Benefits & Features
help limit the spread of germs. When someone talks, coughs, or sneezes they may
release tiny drops (droplets) into the air that can infect others. If someone
is ill a face masks can reduce the number of germs that the wearer releases and
can protect other people from becoming sick. A face mask also protects the
wearer s nose and mouth from splashes or sprays of body fluids.