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When should I throw the mask away?

Answer: 

N95 masks can be reused but should be disposed of under the following circumstances:

  • after aerosol-generating contact with an infected person (such as coughing or sneezing)
  • When the mask becomes contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions or other bodily fluids from an infected person.
  • following close contact with or after leaving the care area of any patient infected with an infectious disease such as Covid-19.

Read: Can an N95 mask be reused?

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