Slow the Spread of Covid-19! Wear Your Face Mask!
Helpful Face Mask Tips:
1. Make sure that you are properly wearing your face mask. First of all, make sure that your hands are clean before you put on your face mask. Adjust your mask so that it properly covers both your nose and you mouth. The mask should be secured underneath your chin. Check to see that the sides of the mask fit securely against your face. And lastly, make sure that you are able to breathe freely while you are wearing the mask.
2. Try not to touch your face mask. If you need to adjust your mask at some point, make sure to wash your hands first. It is also recommended not to wear your mask on your forehead or your neck .
3. Once you get home, make sure to carefully remove your face mask. Try to handle it by the ear loops or neck ties and be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth while you are removing the mask. If you have a reusable cloth mask, make sure to wash it in the washing machine between each use. Try to use the hottest water setting on your machine.
4. In addition to wearing a face mask, you should also practice social distancing. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.
5. Proper hand washing etiquette is essential. Try to wash your hands as often as you can, and make sure that you spend at least 20 seconds washing them. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
Tips on How to Wash Your Mask:
1. Your face mask should be washed after each use. Make sure to wash your hands after removing your mask and place it in your washing machine. You can wash it with your regular laundry.
2. Try to use the warmest water setting on your machine that your face mask material/cloth can take. Regular laundry detergent is fine.
3. You can also wash your face mask by hand with a bleach solution. Soak your mask for 5 minutes in a bleach solution (5 tablespoons or 1/3 c household bleach to one gallon of room temperature water). Rinse with cold water and hang dry or place In your dryer under the highest setting possible.
Finally, make sure to wear your face mask whenever social distancing is difficult. Face masks not only protect you, but also protect others. You should wear your face mask whenever you are in public, especially if you are in a closed area or in close proximity to others. Remember, you may not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected. Wearing a face mask protects others from the virus. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Covid-19 is spread when respiratory droplets from an infected person that coughs, sneezes, or talks is transmitted to others that are nearby. These droplets usually travel about 6 feet. In particular, you should wear a face mask in places such as the grocery store, the pharmacy, gas stations, and the post office. Slow the spread, wear your face mask!