Wearing a Mask Do's and Don'ts

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Posted on August 15 2020

Wearing a Mask Do's and Don'ts
Wearing a Mask Dos and Dont's

  • Place your mask over your mouth and nose.
  • Tie it behind your head or use ear loops and make sure it's snug.
  • Don't touch your mask while wearing it.
  • If you accidentally touch your mask, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Remove the mask by untying it or lifting off the ear loops without touching the front of the mask or your face.
  • Wash your hands immediately after removing your mask.
  • Regularly wash your mask with soap and water in the washing machine. It's fine to launder it with other clothes.

Additionally, here are a few general face mask precautions:

  • Don't put masks on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help.
  • Don't put masks on children under 2 years of age.
  • Don't use face masks as a substitute for social distancing.

Sources: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/resources-parents-children/kids-need-know.html

Information from the CDC regarding face masks can be accessed directly here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Information from the Mayo Clinic can be accessed directly here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

 

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