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Will wearing two masks better protect me from the virus?

Does Wearing Two Masks Provide More Protection?

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Does wearing two masks provide more protection? It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up on masks could help in some situations.
Boyd County PPE

Boyd County (KY) EMS Gets New PPE, Supplies Still Tight

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Boyd County EMS might be looking a little "space age" the next time you see EMTs on a call.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

EMScapades: December 1, 2020

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Why the "free to wear your own masks" policy lasted only a quarter of a shift.
Nurse Teri Wheat poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Hearing Trouble More Obvious with Masks

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Hearing specialists across the U.S. say they have seen an uptick in visits from people who only now realize how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth.

FDNY Shows New Reusable Masks

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Department moves out of the supply chain for N95 masks.
The photo shows health care workers transport a COVID-19 patient.

Short of Medics as Virus Surges, Central Europe Sounds Alarm

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Medical personnel from the Nebraska and Texas national guards are expected to arrive to help treat patients at Prague's military hospital and a new field hospital.
Image shows PPE being hung up to be disinfected.

U.S. Medical Supply Chains Failed, and COVID Deaths Followed

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Medical supply chains that span oceans and continents are the fragile lifelines between raw materials and manufacturers overseas, and health care workers on COVID-19 front lines in the U.S.
Empress EMS staff don PPE.

How Empress EMS (NY) Responded to COVID-19 in the Pandemic’s Epicenter

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Early in the pandemic, Empress EMS made critical changes to its operational plans and shifted its response strategies.

WV Now Requires EMS Providers to Wear Face Masks

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Calling the move "critically important," the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) filed the emergency amendment on Friday.