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Reducing Risk

LACDPH highlights four key components to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and avoiding illness:

  • Vaccines prevent severe illness
  • Masking prevents virus spread
  • Testing provides information about when to isolate
  • Medication helps prevent severe illness for those infected

Additional guidelines and suggestions for reducing risk can be found

When masking is recommended, individuals should wear a mask while indoors except while eating or drinking. 


An upgraded mask is defined as a well-fitting, non-cloth mask with multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire.


A highly protective mask is an upgraded mask or a cloth mask meeting ASTM standards for high filtration efficiency (ASTM F3502-level 2). When masking, please consider wearing medical/surgical, N-95, KN-95,  KF-94, or cloth masks meeting ASTM standards for high filtration efficiency (please be sure to consider whether  N-95, KN-95, and KF-94 masks are the right size for younger students).


Additionally, LACDPH states that, for those wearing surgical masks, double masking, with a cloth face covering worn over the surgical mask, is recommended for enhanced protection.