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Do's and don'ts of wearing a mask, from the CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html

When worn correctly, masks can effectively help prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Here's how:*

  • Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart.
  • Make sure the mask covers your mouth, nose and chin, with no side gaps.
  • Don't wear vented masks because they release unfiltered air. 
  • Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead,
  • Don’t touch the front of the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect​.
  • Discard disposable masks into a trash can. Do not recycle and do not litter.

*Adapted from the CDC's How to Wear Masks

Want to know more about who, why or when to wear a face mask?

See the CDC's Considerations for Wearing Masks.

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