One year into the pandemic, the CDC is changing up the guidelines for face masks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now suggesting that we wear two masks instead of one amid COVID-19. The reason behind the new change? Better protection from the virus.

According to their new guidelines, you should layer up your masks and there are a few different ways to do so. You can wear a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric. You can also wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask. Should you choose the latter, make sure you push the edges of the inner mask against your face.

The CDC also advises against wearing two disposable masks, so keep that in mind when doubling up. The CDC says that these masks do not have a tight fit so wearing two in this instance will not protect you from the spread of COVID-19.

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Face masks have made headlines over the course of the past year, due to the pandemic. They have since become a way of life. So much so that back in September of 2020, AAA had to issue a statement telling people not to hang them on their rear view mirrors.

It was just a few months prior that Governor Walz issued a statewide face mask mandate, stating that they must be worn in indoor business and indoor public settings. Since then, we have all become accustomed to wearing them and taking them with us everywhere we go. Now I suppose we will need to take two.

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