• How to Properly Wear a Face Mask


    How to Put the Mask On

    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands with a clean paper towel and throw the paper towel away.
    • Check the mask for any defects such as a tear or missing tie or ear loop. Throw away any that are defective.
    • Make sure the exterior (usually yellow or blue) side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.
    • Place the mask on your face with the blue side facing out and the stiff, bendable edge at the top by your nose.
    • If the mask has ear loops, put one loop around each ear.
    • If the mask has ties, pick up the mask by the ties and tie the upper ties behind your head with a bow.
    • Once the mask is in place, use your index finger and thumb to pinch the bendable top edge of the mask around the bridge of your nose.
    • If the mask has a lower tie, then once the mask is fitted to the bridge of your nose, tie the lower ties behind your head with a bow.
    • Make sure the mask is completely secure. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin.
    • Wash your hands.

    Removing the Mask 

    • Wash your hands before removing the mask.
    • Do not touch the inside of the mask (the part over nose and mouth). It may be contaminated from your breathing, coughing or sneezing.
    • Untie or remove the ear loops and remove the mask by the straps.
    • Throw the mask in the trash.
    • Wash your hands.

    Please Note: If you are using a reusable cloth mask, at the end of the day, take the mask off from the straps (not touching the front), place in a pillowcase to keep the ties with the mask. Wash it in the washing machine with hot water and completely dry on medium or high heat.​