How to Properly Wear a Face Mask
Wearing a face mask in public helps prevent the spread of COVID-19—but only if worn properly, covering both your nose and mouth. Read these mask-wearing tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine to get the maximum protection for yourself and others.
- Wash your hands before and after touching the mask.
- Touch only the bands or ties when putting on and taking off your mask. If you touch the mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
- Place the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
- Make sure you can breathe and talk comfortably through your mask.
- Wash reusable masks after each use. If the mask is disposable, discard it when visibly soiled or damaged.
- Don’t wear the mask under your chin with your nose and mouth exposed.
- Don’t wear the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
- Don’t leave your nose or mouth uncovered.
- Don’t remove the mask while around others in public.
- Don’t share your mask with family members or friends.
Click here to view the CDC’s public service announcement about how to wear face masks—narrated by Village resident Bill Hemberger.
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