This article on ‘How Not To Wear A Mask’ appeared in the New York Times recently. Perhaps you’ve seen people wearing masks in all the wrong ways, I know I have.
So it’s worth repeating the dos and don’ts of wearing your face mask so you get the maximum protection.
Don’t wear it below your nose!
Don’t expose your chin!
Don’t wear the mask on the tip of your nose!
Don’t your mask below your chin!
Don’t wear a loose mask!
DO wear your Mask For Healthcare Workers this way to get full protection!
See Fitting Your Mask to insert the filter and properly fit your face mask to get maximal protection from large respiratory droplets and other large molecules.
3 other points to keep in mind when wearing a face mask:
- Once the mask is fitted properly, avoid touching the mask in order to prevent transferring pathogens to your mask.
- If you have to touch the mask while you’re wearing it, wash your hands first. And wash your hands after touching your mask or use hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water.
- Don’t dangle the mask from one ear.
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