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Does double-masking help curb the spread of COVID-19?

Verywell Health, Feb. 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

Does double-masking help curb the spread of COVID-19?

Because COVID-19 is transmitted mainly through respiratory droplets, the best way to protect yourself is to properly wear at least one mask, according to Shruti Gohil, MD, MPH, associate medical director for infection prevention at the University of California-Irvine. “Wear the mask that fits you best and wear it well,” Gohil tells Verywell. It’s important to make sure you wear your over the nose, but not beyond the nose bridge. “Because the goal here is not about the number of masks and more about the seal of the masks,” Gohil says.