How to properly wear a mask.


2020-04-12 11:37:25.940101

1.Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if that is not possible, apply hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
2. Make sure there are no holes or tears in your mask, bandana, or whatever fabric face covering you are using.
3. If you wear glasses, take them off.
4. Determine which side of the face mask is the front. You should always wear your mask in the same orientation to avoid cross-contamination.
5. If you are using a mask with ear loops, bring the mask to nose level and place the loops around your ears. If you are using a mask with ties, bring the mask to nose level and secure the top set of ties into a bow around the crown of your head. If youíre using a mask with elastic bands, hold the mask in one hand at nose level. Stretch the top strap over your head so that it rests over the crown of your head. Then pull the bottom strap over your head so that it rests below the ears at the nape of your neck.
6. If your face mask has a moldable nose bridge, pinch the mask around your nose for a more secure fit.
7. If you are using a mask with ties, secure the bottom set into a bow at the nape of your neck.
8. Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin and adjust the mask so that it is snug, but not so tight that it i s painful or will move around. All straps should lay flat against your skin and not crisscross. Avoid having any large gaps ó or hair, if possible ó between your face and the mask.
9. Put your glasses back on.
10. If using gloves, pull them on and over the cuff of a long-sleeve shirt, if possible.
11. Avoid touching the front of the mask ó this includes resisting the urge to fiddle with the fit once itís on your face. If you do, wash your hands or apply hand sanitizer again. Similarly, gloves should be changed or washed (see below) as often as you would normally wash your hands. Limit how many surfaces and items you touch to avoid cross-contamination.
~Dr. Fred Mavis, Chief Knowledge Officer, Afya Plan. | Ref. WHO.Int , MOH_Kenya



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