In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have become a necessity. Masks of different kinds have already made their way onto the faces of millions of people around the globe. A slew of new studies confirm the effectiveness of face coverings against the novel coronavirus, however, there are still many misconceptions and mix-ups over the selection and use of face coverings, even among the medical community! Knowledge about specific characteristics of face masks and respirators is of utmost importance to select the proper type according to the clinical setting. Let’s look into it in detail. Myth-buster Alert!!