Tag: N95

Biden Admin to Distribute 400 Million Free Masks

The White House announced Wednesday it will make 400 million N95 masks free to the American public starting next week. This comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its preference for N95 masks over cloth ones, saying they provide more protection. Studies have shown masks to have varying levels of…

CDC Advises More Americans to Wear N95 Masks in Updated Guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its mask guidance on Friday, advising more Americans to wear masks such as N95 or KN95 masks, a type of respirators largely used by health care workers. The federal health agency removed concerns it previously addressed that those kinds of masks are in short…

Dry Oven Heat Can Disinfect N95 Covid Masks

A method that uses dry ovens can disinfect N95 masks for reuse in settings where new masks may not be available, a new study shows.