Mask Care

 

 

How to Put the Mask On

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands.
  2. Make sure the exterior side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.
  3. Pick up the mask and place onto your face.
  4. Once the mask is fitted to the bridge of your nose, wrap elastic bands around your ears.
  5. Make sure the mask is completely secure, and that it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin.
  6. Wash your hands.

*For additional protection, use double-sided tape to adhere to secure mask firmly at the sides of the nose, ensuring air flows through the mask and not around the edges.

Removing the Mask

  1. Wash your hands before removing the mask.
  2. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the mask.
  3. Remove mask. 

How To Wash

  1. Remove the filter 
  2. Place the mask in the washing machine.
  3. Machine wash in hot water; tumble dry.
  4. Wash your hands.

 How Frequently Should I Wash My Mask?

The rule of thumb should be more often than less to reduce the risk of infection.. 

The CDC says masks "should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use." but of course that leaves the door open for interpretation.

Experts say masks should be washed daily,  so that is definitely the safest option, especially if you have been on the train/bus where the risk of infection is greater.

If that's not realistic, we recommend having several masks so you always have a clean one during washes. Also keeping your mask in a clean plastic bag after use can help keep your mask clean for longer.