Should I wash an N95 or KN95 mask?


No, while mask decontamination strategies which show that the use of steam and Liquid Hydrogen Peroxide may be used for this purpose are actively being investigated by the CDC, this is not recommended. But there is a storage method available.

Until a verdict is reached, N95 masks should not be washed or put in the microwave due to the metal nose strip.

Instead, here's how you should store your N95 mask between uses - 

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