Beaumont Health: Here's how to safely wear a mask

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 09:03:22-04

(WXYZ) — Beaumont Health shared information on how to safely wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventive actions and social distancing.

Here's how to safely use a mask:

  • The CDC recommends using cloth masks. N95 or surgical masks should be reserved for medical workers.
  • Before putting on a mask, clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it. If you do, follow the steps to clean your hands again.
  • To remove the mask:
    • unfasten from behind without touching the front
    • clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub

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