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Dr. Sandra Kesh, deputy medical director of Westmed Medical Group demonstrates how to use face masks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order requiring all people in New York to wear a mask when out in public went into effect Friday and medical professionals say there is a right way, and a wrong way, to wear one.
Dr. Sandra Kesh, an infectious disease specialist with Westmed Medical Group, says surgical masks mainly help to prevent asymptomatic carriers from unwittingly spreading coronavirus to others, though they do also offer some protection against infection for the person wearing them.