The Do’s And Don’ts Of Wearing A Mask
Research shows that wearing a mask can reduce infection rates by 80%. Correctly wearing a cloth face covering can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When to wear a mask:
Wear masks in public settings when around people not living in your household and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
Who should not use cloth face coverings:
Children under the age of two, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not use cloth face coverings.
- Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth.
- Wear a face covering in public settings, especially when it may be difficult to stay six feet apart.
- Wear a covering correctly for maximum protection.
- Wear the face covering around your neck or on your forehead.
- Touch the face covering. If you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.