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FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission

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The goal of these FAQs is to provide information to the general public in an efficient manner about how to prevent aerosol transmission of COVID-19, with the hope that this will allow more informed decision making by individuals or organizations. It includes info about face masks and prevention of the infection. Face coverings (such as N95) can be useful for disease control alongside social distancing. Wearing face covering can help if you have coronavirus symptoms (such as coughs or sneezes) and is always better than no face mask. Other topics include: is coronavirus airborne, are covid masks safe, droplet precautions, airborne precautions, coronavirus masks, different types of close contact. These FAQs should always be similar or more stringent than information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and most regional & local health authorities.

Calculator

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A spreadsheet to roughly calculate risk of covid-19 infection depending on the situation. If you want to put numbers to some of it, this calculator can help!

Better Masks Guide

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Many people have expressed an interest in wearing a more effective mask, but with all the choices it can be difficult to know where to start. This doc compares different types and their effectiveness. With more transmissible virus variants spreading and many months before vaccines are widely available, better masks are a crucial strategy to protect individuals and keep case rates low in the community.

Filtration performance of common household materials for manufacturing homemade masks

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This spreadsheet shows the filtration performance of medical and non-medical materials. The filtration performance generally includes two aspects: filtration efficiency and pressure drop;

Summary of the Evidence For and Against the Routes of Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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A collection of scientific evidence for and against the following methods of transmission of Covid-19: - Aerosols - Fomites - Large Droplets

Mask Free States

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A list of states which are now mask free

masks-research

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Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all