How to properly put on and take off a face mask

How do I choose the right face mask?

Masks should be expandable or made to fit over the top of your nose and below your chin.

What are the steps for putting on a face mask?

  1. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting your mask on.
  2. Once the mask is securely in place, don't touch it or your face. Leave the mask in place until you're ready to remove it.

How do I safely remove my face mask?

  1. When you're ready to take the mask off, avoid touching the outside of the mask.
  2. After wearing your mask in public, consider the outside contaminated or dirty until after you wash it.
  3. Wash your mask as soon as possible and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after handling it.
  4. If you want to take your mask off in your car, have a paper bag waiting to place the mask in. This is the safest way to store your mask until you get home.
Last reviewed: 
April 2020

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