How much do you know about wearing masks?

By Samhita Social Ventures

January 19, 2021

Read Time: 2 mins


#1. Your mask should cover your:

Wear a mask over your nose and mouth to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Don’t Put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
Source: CDC

#2. What is more important in a mask?

Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head. If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.

Source: CDC

#3. You should only wear masks if you're feeling sick

Make Mask wearing a normal part of your life whenever you’re around other people.



#4. Mask wearing is a replacement for social distancing

A mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially when indoors around people who don’t live in your household.

Source: CDC

#5. You can still spread the virus to others even if you have been vaccinated

You could still carry the virus in your respiratory tract, even if you’re protected from getting sick. We wear masks for two reasons: to protect ourselves, and to protect others. Because there’s still a chance that you could be a silent carrier even after getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and hand-washing all remain important.

Source: Medicalxpress

#6. What is the correct way to remove a mask?

Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops > Handle only by the ear loops or ties > Fold outside corners together > Place mask in the washing machine > Wash your hands with soap and water.

Source: CDC



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