What You Need To Know About Face Masks And Omicron

If you wear cloth face masks, get ready to change things up.

Omicron is mostly an airborne virus, not like earlier versions that were passed by droplets. That means the particles are smaller now and they can easily get past cloth masks. Basically, they don’t work now.

Experts, like the Mayo Clinic, suggest a few things. If you like the cloth masks, double up with a disposable one. You can also get an N95 or KN95 mask, which are the best to combat the virus with since they have multiple layers. If you choose to wear the typical disposables, double up on those.