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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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  • CDC Recommended Hand Washing Habits

    Wash your hands correctly. Don't have soap? Use hand sanitizer instead!

    Woman washing hands between fingers, with soap, water; in a white sink.Learn to wash your hands properly, perform daily, and share the knowledge with family and friends. Proper hand hygiene is a powerful tool that can protect you, your family, and your friends from disease. This becomes considerably more important during our current Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic crisis. Hand washing with soap and water should be performed throughout the day after certain events such as food prep/handling (before, during, and after), caring for the sick,
    wound treatment
    /contact, bathroom use, before touching your face, animal/pet contact, pet food handling, and taking out the garbage. Use these steps below when washing your hands

    Hand Washing

    1. Wet your hands with safe water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
    2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Hum/Sing the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice to time yourself.
    4. Rinse your hands well under the water.
    5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
    6. Allow your hands to dry completely before touching anything.

    Don't Have Soap?

    Use a Alcohol based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    1. Apply the product on the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount to use).
    2. Rub your hands together.
    3. Rub the product over all surfaces of your hands, including in between fingers.
    4. Allow your hands to dry completely before touching anything.

    Mother teaching son to wash hands at kitchen sink to protect from COVID-19/Coronavirus.Just as it is good practice for us, it is essential that we make sure our children practice proper hand washing techniques. To continue to protect ourselves during and well after this pandemic, make sure to create a habit of proper hand washing. Teach and practice with them the proper steps above. Come up with a fun song they can sing for 20 seconds. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" sung twice is one of my favorites. Remind them often and consistently when to wash - After using the toilet, Before eating, After touching pets, After playing outside, After coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. Most importantly be a role model and practice good hygiene. This is a habit that will benefit them and you for the rest of your lives.

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