How to use a cloth face mask

Do you know the guidelines to using a Fabric Face Mask?

Answer: 

 

  • Face masks should never be touched when wearing them – fidgeting with the mask repeatedly is strongly discouraged as it is important to avoid touching your face with hands;
  • Do not lower the face mask when speaking, coughing, or sneezing;
  • The inner side of the face mask should not be touched with hands;
  • Face masks should cover your nose and mouth entirely; and
  • Wash fabric face masks with soap and water and iron when dry.
  • Each person will need to have at least 2 face masks.

Take note, wearing a mask is not a primary preventative measure and should not provide a false sense of protection that leads to a misuse of masks. COVID-19 preventative measures include the exercise of good hand hygiene and physical distancing.

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