Wearing a face mask is one of the most important precautions you can take to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. However, just because people know that they should wear a mask doesn’t mean that that actually practice wearing the mask correctly.
Here are a few quick tips to help keep you, your family, and your community safe.
Snug Fit – It should lie comfortably against the side of your face and be secured with ties or ear loops.
Wear With Care – Wen putting on and removing your mask, do not touch you eyes, nose, or mouth. While your mask is on, try not to touch or adjust it. This will reduce the chance of the virus moving from your mask to your hands, or vice versa. Wash your hands immediately before putting the mask on and after taking it off.
Keep It Clean – Make sure that your face mask can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to its original shape. Clean it thoroughly after every use.
Children’s Face Coverings – Cloth face coverings should not be placed on your children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or in unable to remove the mask without assistance.