Now that face masks have joined our everyday wardrobes, it is important to know the proper way to take them on and off to avoid the spread of germs! Be sure to follow the instructions below from the CDC depending on if your face covering is cloth or disposable.

 

Cloth Face Coverings:

To put it on:

  1. Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  2. Place the covering over your nose and mouth, securing it under your chin. Adjust it to fit snugly against the sides of your face, making sure you can breathe easily.

To take it off:

  1. Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops. Be sure to handle only by the string ties or ear loops.
  2. Fold the outside corners together.
  3. Place the covering in the washing machine.
  4. Wash your hands with soap and water.

 

Disposable Face Coverings:

To put it on:

  1. Wash your hands before touching the mask.
  2. The side with a stiff, bendable edge is the top. The front (colored side) should face away from you. Hold the mask by the ear loops, placing a loop over each ear. Pinch the stiff edge to the shape of your nose. Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin.

To take it off:

  1. Wash your hands before removing the mask.
  2. Avoid touching the front of the mask, as it is contaminated. Hold both ear loops and gently lift and remove the mask.
  3. Throw the mask into the trash.
  4. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

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