“This is a physical covering to prevent droplets and virus to get in,” Fauci told the Today show on Monday. “So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on it just makes common sense that it likely will be more effective and that’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of the N95.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend “that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.” Furthermore, the CDC says to choose masks that have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
To ensure extra protection against the disease for yourself and others around you, choose to wear two masks when you’re in public spaces — whether that’s wearing a disposable mask under a fabric one or doubling up on breathable reusable masks. N95 respirators and surgical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers.
Ahead, shop a selection of disposable masks and fabric masks to combine.
The popular SKIMS mask from Kim Kardashian West’s brand is now available at Nordstrom. This seamless mask has less bulk, so it’s comfortable to wear with another mask.
$8 AT NORDSTROM
Made with 100% cotton and available in a wide variety of prints and colors, these well-reviewed masks are some of our favorites.
$8 AT GAP (REGULARLY $18)
This colorful and classy face mask chain will coordinate well with any face mask or outfit.
$17 ON ETSY
Get these three-layer disposable masks from Kitsch in a stylish pink shade.
$20 AT ULTA
In need of a cute scarf mask to add on top of your plain KN95 mask? This Alo Yoga Scarf Mask is perfect for doubling!
$24 AT ALO YOGA
This dainty face mask holder is so cute it’ll help you remember to take your face mask wherever you go.
$9 ON ETSY
Layer a blue disposable mask under a breathable fabric mask. Available on Amazon.
$10 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $12)
Personalize this rose gold face mask chain to make it uniquely yours.
$22 ON ETSY
Designed for an active lifestyle, the Athleta face masks are breathable and quick-drying. The duo is great for doubling up.
$15 AT ATHLETA (REGULARLY $30)
This two-in-one mask comes with a reusable two-layer mask and three-layer filters for extra protection.
$18.29 AT TARGET