Even almost a year after the covid19 pandemic, reminding ourselves when and how to wear a face mask continues to become a life-saving activity.
Wearing a face mask alone is inadequate to combat this pandemic.
However, wearing a face mask is essential to combat this pandemic. This post reminds us of the basic rules of when and how to wear a face mask as recommended by the World Health Organization.
How to wear a medical or surgical mask
- Wash hands before touching the mask
- cover nose, mouth, and chin (my emphasis: at all times; it cannot be below the nose! not an easy task)
- Wash hands after taking off the mask
What type of a mask?
Medical or surgical masks, if you are,
- over 60
- have a medical condition
- feeling unwell
- looking after an ill family member
Who should wear medical or surgical mask, when and where?
Otherwise, you can wear a fabric mask.