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A doorman wears a regular surgical mask in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood on March 14, 2020. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

A. These masks are meant to help block drops, splashes, sprays and/or splatter that may contain germs or a virus from reaching the mouth and nose, if worn properly. They can reduce exposure of saliva and respiratory secretions to others.

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