Cloth masks

– Wash your hands before and after putting on or taking off the mask

– Avoid touching your mask while you’re wearing it

– Make sure it is always the same side of the mask touching your face

– Make sure the mask fits snugly and fully covers your mouth and nose

– Always hold your mask by the string or elastic

– Never leave an unwashed mask out on a table or counter. Store it in a container until you can wash it

– Once used it must be immediately washed with soap and hot water and air dried

 

Surgical masks

– Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before and after touching the mask

– Make sure there are no obvious tears or holes in either side of the mask.

– The side of the mask that has a stiff bendable edge is the top and is meant to mold to the shape of your nose

– The coloured side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you, while the white side touches your face

– Hold the mask by the ear loops while putting it on or taking it off

– Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin

– Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask.

– Avoid touching the front of the mask

– Throw the mask in the trash