Should I wear a cloth mask over the surgical masks or N95s? April 15, 2022 13:39 Updated While not required, extra layers from a cloth mask may provide a tighter fit or more protection with a surgical mask. Cloth masks should not be worn over N95s, KN95s or KF94s as this may restrict breathing. Related articles Can N95 masks be reused? Can you tell me if the KN95 or KN94 that I purchased elsewhere is legit? Can surgical masks be reused? What is the difference in protection between level 1 and level 3 surgical masks? How are shipping costs calculated?