No. The BUFF® Filter Mask and BUFF® Filter Tube act as a physical barrier to minimize the diffusion of saliva droplets that we expel when we talk, laugh, cough or sneeze. The BUFF® Filter Mask and the BUFF® Filter Tube comply with CWA 17553. Filters meet EN14683:2019 type I and II surgical mask standards and provide 99% filtration efficiency and high breathability. In addition, wearing the BUFF® Filter Mask or BUFF® Filter Tube can help you to touch your nose and mouth less often. However, the BUFF® Filter Mask and the BUFF® Filter Tube are not certified as medical or personal protective equipment. They are not designed to be used by healthcare professionals, occupational professionals, or as any other protective device to protect against infection.