A surgical mask, also known by other names such as a medical face mask or procedure mask, serves as a mechanical barrier that interferes with direct airflow in and out of respiratory orifices (i.e. nose and mouth). This prevents the wearer from coughing, unintentionally spitting, etc germs and other contaminants onto another person. The material surgical masks are made of will filter some viruses and bacteria out of the air breathed in or out. When worn correctly face masks provide a sufficient protection from airborne particles.