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Learn How to Wear Face Coverings Correctly

People wearing face coverings correctly

Why Use Face Coverings

When worn properly, face coverings like our 3-ply Face Masks can help slow the spread of disease. With the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic still a part of our daily lives. They work as reminder to ourselves not to touch our face; preventing us from spreading bacteria and viruses from our hands into our bodies. Wearing one when it is necessary to go in public places also protects others in case we are infected.

To ensure proper use follow these steps when putting on or removing a face covering. Wearing a face covering (along with proper Hand Washing and Sanitizing habits, Social Distancing, and good Hygiene) is an integral part of keeping yourself and others protected from disease.

How to Wear a Face Covering

Face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, and allow for breathing without restriction. Replace disposable masks after about 4 hours, or when moist. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth whenever putting on or removing any face covering.

To Safely Put on a Face Covering

  • Clean hands – Wash with soap and water or use sanitizer.
  • Find the top of the face covering (There should be a small wire in sewn into the seam).
  • Hold face covering by ear loops or ties.
  • Place face covering over face and pull each loop back around the ears (for a one with ties, hold by the ties and secure the top ties behind the head just above your ears with a bow).
  • Pull the top of the face covering up over your nose.
  • For a face covering with ties, take the bottom ties and secure behind the neck with a bow.
  • Pinch wire around the bridge of your nose to fit comfortably.
  • Pull bottom of the face covering down around chin.

To Safely Remove a Used Face Covering

  • Clean hands – Wash with soap and water or use sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching the front of the face covering,
    which is contaminated.
  • Grab each ear loop or tie behind head.
  • Remove the loops from behind your ears (For a one with ties, untie the bottom first, then the top ties).
  • Gently pull the face covering away from your face.
  • Throw face covering in trash.
  • Wash hands with soap and water or use sanitizer immediately after removal.

Do not place face coverings on small children or anyone who cannot remove them unassisted.
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