Face masks and other personal protective are tax deductible medical expenses

On Friday 3/26/21, the Internal Revenue Service issued Announcement 2021-7 clarifying that the purchase of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus are deductible medical expenses. Link IRS - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/a-21-07.pdf Link Bloomberg article - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-26/masks-and-hand-sanitizer-are-tax-write-offs-the-irs-says