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Staying Safe During the Pandemic
CDC Guidelines for Handling and Wearing Masks


We're all looking forward to getting together but still concerned about protecting each other from the coronavirus. The CDC has published some guidelines for how to use your mask effectively.

Use the Face Covering to Protect Others

  • Wear a face covering to help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms
  • Wear the covering in public settings when around people outside of your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead - bring a plastic bag to hold your mask if you're taking it off to eat during the meeting.
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands

Wear your Face Covering Correctly

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it 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 easily 

Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties
  • Fold outside corners together
  • Place covering in the washing machine. If not washable hang in the sun so the UV rays can kill germs. 
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.
Posted by Louise Barden
July 8, 2020

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