A civilian mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that looks like a medical mask and creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. Civilian masks are made to be fluid resistant, with the waterproof layer on the outside to minimize the amount of fluid that could transfer from the outer layers through to the inner layers as the result of a splash or spray. It has a blue color on the outside because it is waterproof and then you have white on the inside because it is absorbent. So, if one coughs, it absorbs it. They are designed to filter ≥80% of particulates and useful for everyday wear while outside.