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.

5 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.

    • How’s that “no pandemic” attitude working out 4 u now? Still believe everythin ur lord & master, Trump tells u? U ever try, I dunno…thinking 4 urself??.. Actually using evidence & logic rather than listening 2 the rantings of a crazy person? How can sum1 w/any working brain cells not believe their own eyes & ears when they see the entire globe shut down & hospitals run out of room & resort 2 using mac trucks 4 the dead bodies? Wen Trump got covid wat did u think? Wait, u didnt think at all cuz u were waiting 4 him 2 tweet wat 2 think, right!? Even most of his avid supporters in gov r sick of him & his insanity. He’s not all there in the head & apparently neither r u. Luckily there r medications 4 these things so I suggest looking in2 that.

  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.

  4. Julia Samaniego | March 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm | Reply

    A mask that reduces self-contamination (infection) by at least 90%

    Contamination by respiratory viruses on the outer surface of medical and general population masks

    Respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of the used medical and general population masks may result in self-contamination. The risk is higher with a longer duration of mask use (> 6 h) and with higher rates of clinical contact. HCWs and the general population should be aware of these risks in order to protect themselves and the people around them. Many simulation studies have shown the presence of particles on the potential surface of PPE and the associated risk of self-contamination. Safe air means filtering air against dangerous microbes (COVID-19). The RS96 Mask outweighs all other fabric face masks by providing the safest method of inhaling and exhaling safe air. All other fabric masks including N95 and KN95 use the entire surface of the fabric mask to inhale and exhale for safe air. The RS96 mask only uses 1/2 inch in surface diameter for safe air resulting in at least 90% less contamination on the surface of the fabric mask. Shelf- infection rate of contamination by respiratory viruses on the outer surface of any fabric face mask is dramatically decreased! How many times do you touch your mask to readjust your mask? How many times do you reuse your mask? One study showed that the influenza virus may survive on mask surface and maintained infectivity for at least 8 hours!

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