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HOW TO SAFELY USE YOUR MASK / FACE COVERING

HOW TO PUT ON YOUR MASK

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Wash your hands with soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) or hand sanitizer

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Put your mask on by holding the ties, elastics or straps

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Cover your nose and mouth with your mask and adjust mask under your chin

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Wash your hands with soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) or sanitize them after putting on your mask

HOW TO REMOVE YOUR MASK

Wash your hands with soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) or hand sanitizer

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Remove your mask using only the ties, elastics or straps

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When you get home:

  • If you are using a medical mask, throw it in the trash.
  • If you are using a face covering, wash your face covering in a washing machine, or in boiling water then dry it on a clothesline, or in the dryer.
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Do's

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Wear a clean mask

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Wear your mask on your face

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Wear a mask if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19

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Wash or sanitize your hands if you touch your mask

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Medical masks should be thrown away after every use.

Face coverings should be washed after every use.

Don't

Wear a soiled, or moist mask

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Wear your mask under your chin

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Wear your mask under your nose

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Hang your mask on one ear

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Touch your face while wearing a mask

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