Proper Masking

Some people with COVID-19 don’t exhibit symptoms. These seemingly healthy individuals can spread the virus without even knowing they have it. To protect yourself and others, it is recommended everyone, including children over the age of 2, wear a face mask in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like at the grocery store and hair salon. But did you know there’s a proper way to wear a mask? Wearing a mask correctly can prevent the virus from spreading through respiratory droplets. Follow these important tips and recommendations for additional information on masks.

Steps to Proper Masking

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1 Identify Front 640x311

Identify Front

Identify Front

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2 Identify Back 640x311

Identify Back

Identify Back

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3 Perform Hand Hygiene 430x311

Perform Hand Hygiene

Perform Hand Hygiene

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4 Place Mask on Face 430x311

Place Mask on Face

Place Mask on Face

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6 Perform Hand Hygiene 430x311

Perform Hand Hygiene Before Removing

Perform Hand Hygiene Before Removing

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7 Remove Mask from Face 430x311

Remove Mask From Face

Remove Mask From Face

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6 Perform Hand Hygiene 430x311

Perform Hand Hygiene After Removing

Perform Hand Hygiene After Removing

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8 Store Mask 430x311

Store Face Mask

Store Face Mask

Resources to Keep Yourself and Others Safe

Download convenient guides for your home or to share with family and friends. Topics are designed to keep you safe and healthy, including proper masking, handwashing tips, self-screening checklists and more. Available in English and Spanish.

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