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Proper Care Procedure For Your Cloth Face Mask
Kelley Roy
By: Kelley Roy Posted: Apr 21st, 2020
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Proper Care Procedure For Your Cloth Face Mask

In a recent article written by CNN concerning face masks, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned that “Folks who don’t know how to wear them properly tend to touch their faces a lot and actually can increase the spread of coronavirus.” We are seeing many people use their facemasks improperly and with Gov. Ned Lamont urging people to wear masks in public when social distancing isn’t possible you could be putting yourself at an increased risk if you don’t follow the right protocols.

In an effort to help, we have put together a video to share with you about the proper care procedure for your mask. This video was made specifically for cloth masks but is still applicable for disposable masks that aren’t soiled. You can also learn more about what the CDC has to say about using cloth facemasks by clicking here. Please watch the video below and email us at info@asqhomecare.com if you should have any questions.  

 

PART 1: Donning Your Cloth Mask – (putting on your mask)

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Place and secure your face mask with ties or ear loops
  3. Adjust the metal nose piece to create a close fit at the bridge of your nose and cheekbones
  4. Spread your mask to fit the lower part securely under your chin
  5. Wash your hands
     

PART 2: Care Instructions While Wearing Your Cloth Mask

  1. Refrain from touching your mask; especially the front
  2. If you do touch your mask, wash your hands immediately
  3. Change your mask if it becomes soiled
     

PART 3: Changing You Cloth Mask If It Becomes Soiled

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Untie the ties or remove loops from your ears
  3. Hold the front of your mask away from you
  4. Drop your mask into a disposable paper bag
     

PART 4: If You Are Changing The Coffee Filter

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Take off your mask
  3. Lay your mask on a disposable paper towel
  4. Dispose of the old filter
  5. Wash your hands
  6. Put in a new filter
  7. Place your mask back on
  8. Wash your hands
     

PART 5: Doffing Your Cloth Mask At The End Of The Day – (taking off your mask)

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Untie ties or remove loops from your ears
  3. Hold the front of your mask away from you
  4. Drop your mask into a disposable bag
  5. Wash your hands
     

PART 6: Washing Your Cloth Mask

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Remove your mask from the disposable bag
  3. If there is a coffee the filter, dispose of it and wash your hands
  4. Place your mask into your washing machine and do not touch your mask
  5. Wash your hands before getting the detergent
  6. Machine wash your mask in warm or hot water 
  7. Put your mask in your dryer on high heat until it’s thoroughly dry
  8. Place your clean mask in a new disposable bag
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