In these strange times, it's never been more important to keep learning and adapting. With new information about COVID-19 and its subvariants constantly rolling in, and face masks proving to be even more of a staple travel essential, we've been taking stock of the best ways to prioritize our safety and choose the right face masks for any situation. Though masking up of any kind is important, public health authorities now recommend steering away from cloth masks and switching to masks with filtration systems — like N95s — as your personal protective equipment. According to the CDC, the KN95 masks offer more protection against COVID than a standard cloth mask. And with BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants expected to become more dominant in the U.S. in the coming months, now's the prime time to stock up on some durable, protective masks — especially if you'll need to navigate any upcoming fall travel. If you're still feeling unsure about restrictions and the best mask recommendations, you can look through the CDC-approved list of masks and how to find them. And if you're feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and are in need of some masks that are equal parts practical and protective, Brookwood Med has our favorite KN95 mask option to buy online for protection against omicron and all of its subvariants. Shop our our Mask below in many colors.