The Ministry of Consumer Affairs in your guideWhat should you keep in mind when using a mask?recommends the use ofhygienic masks for healthy people and surgical masks for sick people, reserving PPE for people in contact with the virus. These indications are similar to those offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States in educational recommendations updated on October 20 onHow to choose, wear and wash a mask. On its website, the CDC recommends masks with two or more layers of washable and breathable fabric for the general population, reserving PPE-type masks for healthcare personnel.
The guides to choose masks propose different types indicated for each situation. It is important to make sure that the mask that we are using on each occasion complies with the regulations and that the recommendations for use of each type are respected. It will be of little use to use 'the Ferrari' of the masks if we do not respect the instructions. And as always, let's not forget that the essential use of the maskshould be added to a comprehensive strategy that involves frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance, or ventilationof closed spaces.