How Effective is Your Mask? Use This Chart to Find Out.

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By now, we’ve all searched our homes for makeshift facemasks, finding just about anything that could protect against germs to wear in public. From scarves to dishtowels to sewing our own, wearing a mask has become the new societal norm. Having one ready when you head to the grocery store, pharmacy, and anywhere else you go not only helps to protect you, it helps protect those who are in close proximity to you.

But how effective are these makeshift masks, really? Will the vacuum bag or scarf actually do anything to protect me when I’m out? Check out the chart below to determine the effectiveness of your facemask:

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