California now recommending double masking

California is now recommending people wear two masks.

This after the CDC released research last month saying that layering a cloth face covering over a surgical mask increases protection.

In new guidance released by the California Department of Public Health, officials say double masking is an effective way to improve fit and filtration.

According to the CDC recent studies show that double masking decreases a person's exposure by 95%.

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A WakeMed physician said it's an individual choice. But getting vaccinated as soon as you can is more important, he added.



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The science is in: two masks are better than one...but fit might be the most important factor.

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