Simple COVID-19 Tips for Wearing a Face Mask: It’s Not Enough to Wear a Mask, You Have to Wear It Right

Tips Wearing COVID-19 Mask

Credit: Duke University School of Medicine

Getting through the day with your mask

Use these helpful tips to properly wear and store your mask throughout your day.

How to wear your mask.

  • Wear your mask secure over your mouth and nose.
  • Wear your mask secure over your mouth and nose.

How to store your mask when going to the bathroom, taking a drink or eating.

  • Place your mask on a clean paper towel. (Exterior of the mask facing down with the ties placed away from the inside.)
  • Store your mask in a clean paper bag.
How Not to Wear a Mask

Credit: Duke University School of Medicine

How NOT to wear your mask.

  • Do not wear your mask under your mouth.
  • Do not pull your mask under chin, even to drink.
  • Do not wear your mask on your elbow.
  • Do not hang your mask from one ear.

Remember to always use proper hand hygiene before putting on and taking off your mask.

3 Comments on "Simple COVID-19 Tips for Wearing a Face Mask: It’s Not Enough to Wear a Mask, You Have to Wear It Right"

  1. Dave in Fairfax | August 23, 2020 at 11:52 am | Reply

    The blue side of the procedure mask goes OUT.
    The wire strip goes on top.
    Bend the wire strip in the middle over a finger, don’t just bend it in half. That makes a cure to match the top of your nose.
    Put the mask on and put your middle fingers on the wire strip on each side of your nose.
    Press and hold it in place, don’t remove your middle fingers.
    Trace your forefingers from next to your middle fingers outwards along your cheekbones, with pressure, to make the wire conform to your face.
    Repeat 3 times.
    Test the mask.
    If air blows up past your nose, repeat until there is no air going past your nose toward your eyes.

  2. You don’t need to wear a mask, as there is no pandemic.

  3. Thank you for the information! Nowadays I see a lot of people that wear masks not properly and it is extremely dangerous for others. But I prefer to stay at home mainly and enjoy my work at wageringadvisors but if I need to order something I do it by the Internet.

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