For one, N95 respirators and surgical masks must be reserved for health workers and first responders. Since there aren’t enough of these masks for everyone, it's crucial that they resort to the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who need them most. Apparently, the risks of getting the virus are more possible in a hospital;

Another one is the N95 respirator masks that fit tightly around your face. They help filter out 95% or more of the smallest particles in the air. However,  they have to fit just right in order to work. Surgical masks are the ones with blue with white borders. They fit loosely across your nose and mouth

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