Looking for N95 and KN95 masks in JoCo? Here’s how to avoid a scam

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The CDC says when buying KN95 masks, which are manufactured in China, to look for the code GB2626-2019 printed on the packaging or the mask itself. This means it was made according to China's respirator mask standards, though KN95 masks are not certified by the U.S. government. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

After much debate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week decided to not update its mask guidance to recommend that people opt for the highly protective N95 or KN95 masks.

Instead, the organization is continuing to endorse that people across the country simply wear any type of mask when in public settings.