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Omicron is surging.  Teachers once again find themselves on the front line.  Each district across the US is implementing different rules. Read: Palm Beach County school teachers return to work with new mask mandate  So, which masks should teachers being using to protect themselves? We learned that fabric masks cannot be trusted.  Read: Why Cloth Masks Might Not Be Enough as Omicron Spreads The best masks are N95, KN-95, or KF-94.   All block at least 94% of particles. While N95, blocks 95% and is Niosh Certified, the KN is a certified mask to Korean Standards, the KF-94 is a certified to Korean...

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These two experts say they wouldn't recommend them. Makers of UV sanitizers claim their products can sterilize anything in minutes. Many say that their sanitizers can kill up to 99.99% of germs on whatever object you put into the device's UV radiation. But do the UV sanitizers actually work? Here's the lowdown.

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The New York Times is tracking coronavirus restrictions at the state level, including what businesses are open or closed — and whether officials require masks or recommend or order staying at home. Stricter local orders may also be in place, and local conditions may not always reflect state requirements.

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COVID-19, Double Mask, Face Masks, N95, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective, and that's the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95," Dr. Anthony Fauci, now chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

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COVID-19, Face Masks, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

In light of rising coronavirus cases and deaths, the like of which hasn’t been experienced since May of this year, the CDC recommends adherence to stricter mask-wearing guidelines.

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