To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending face masks in any public setting where social distancing is often difficult to take care of.
When used properly, face masks help reduce the spread of respiratory infections by covering the surfaces within the mouth and nose where the coronavirus is presumably to be transmitted. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the mask will effectively prevent droplets from splashing, thereby avoiding the spread of bacteria.
But when used improperly, masks can become contaminated and truly hold germs on the brink of the places we try to guard .
Here are some helpful tips to form sure you're maximizing the protection of your mask.
First, if possible, wash your hands before touching the mask. Carrying alittle bottle of hand sanitizer can assist you do that once you are traveling town.
Next, try to not touch the a part of the face mask that matches snuggly round the face. Rather, hold the mask by the ear loops or ties counting on what quite mask you're using.
For a mask with ties, bring the highest ties to the crown of the top and secure with a bow. Then tie rock bottom ties securely at the rear of the neck.
For an ear-loop mask, place the loops one at a time.
To remove a tie mask, hold your head forward and untie the bow at the neck followed by the ties at the crown of the top , being careful to only handle the ties themselves.
To remove an earloop mask, lean forward and take away one loop, pulling the mask faraway from the face, then remove the opposite .
If you're employing a cloth mask, you'll reuse it, but it should be laundered on a daily basis.
If you're employing a disposable face mask, it should be discarded quickly after removal. And always wash your hands again after removing a mask .
These are some tips to avoid when wearing a mask:
Don’t wear if wet or soiled — get a replacement mask.
Don’t crisscross ties.
Don't let the mask hang on one ear or around the neck.
Don’t reuse a soiled mask until it's been laundered.