Test Your Face Covering Quality
A simple at home test of your face covering
The CDC states, “Masks with at least 2 layers of fabric are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.” Ref: Your Guide to Masks
Fabric face coverings that allow breath to be blown easily through the front may not be as effective at preventing community transmission of COVID-19. Fabric layers may be more important than the style of the face covering.
Example of How to Test Your Face Covering Fabric
Blowing through the CDC recommended two layers of fabric using the force of blowing out a candle does not easily allow the breath to reach the tissue. Breath stays closer to the user increasing benefits.
Blowing in the same manner through a single layer of stretchy polyester fabric allows the breath to freely move the tissue. Breath moves farther from the user reducing benefits.