Cloth masks are all the rage!
And for good reason! When outside the home, it’s important to wear a face mask when adequate social distancing isn’t possible. Like when going to the grocery store, drugstore, gas station, to pick up take out food, and so on.
Now, the really good N95 masks and surgical masks are rightfully being reserved for medical personnel and first responders since there is such a severe shortage.
This is where cloth masks come in.
But it’s very important to remember that not all cloth masks are equal. Some are more effective than others. A few are downright abysmal.
I have included a New York Times article link that goes into more detail on the effectiveness of various materials. Input from several scientists were included in the piece.
An interesting note is that multi-layered quilting fabric ranked better than most!
I strongly recommend reading the article to help you make a more informed decision on what kind of mask works better for you!
Hang in there and stay safe!