How to and When to Use a Mask

How to Put On and Dispose a Mask

  • Clean hands with alcohol-based hand run or using soap and water, before putting your mask on.
  • Use the mask to cover your mouth and nose, making sure there are no gaps between the mask and your face. 
  • While wearing the mask, avoid touching it, if you do, make sure your hands are clean.
  • Once the mask is damp, replace it with a new one. Do not re-use a single-use mask. 
  • To remove the mask, remove it from behind, dispose of it immediately into a closed bin. Clean hands with soap and water or using a alcohol-based rub. Do not touch the front of the mask when removing. 

When to Wear a Mask

  • If you are healthy, you need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19.

  • If you are coughing or sneezing, wear a mask.
  • Masks are effective when paired with frequent hand-cleaning.
  • If you choose to wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of the mask properly. 

 

Source of Information:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

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