Wear A Mask, Wash Your Mask for Best Protection

Wearing a face mask is one of 2 key steps to slowing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

There’s another key step, however, when it comes to using face masks: it’s critical to use a clean, fresh mask.  If you keep using the same mask over and over again, you’re putting on “protection” that may well contain the very nasties you’re trying to avoid spreading and taking into your body!

If you use cloth masks, please wash them between uses out in public, ie. when around other people.  If you are using disposable paper masks, then discard used ones and wear a new one next time you go out and about.  My preference is for cloth masks because they are reusable/washable and avoid waste.

For cloth masks, if you have a good number of them (a great idea if you’re going out in public a lot), then just toss them in with your laundry.  Or, you can wash them by hand if laundry day is a ways away.

How To Wash Fabric Masks By Hand:

  1. Run very warm to hot water in a ceramic, glass or metal bowl to which you’ve added about a teaspoon of liquid dish or hand soap.
  2. Add masks and swish around with your gloved hand (to avoid being burned and not come into contact with mask contaminants) or a metal spoon.  Make sure they are saturated with soapy water.  If needed, add more water so there’s more water than mask and they move freely when swished.
  3. Let them soak for a solid 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from soapy water and rinse with very warm water. Hang to dry.

Photo by Alin Luna on Unsplash

 

Voila!  You have nice clean masks to wear on your next adventure out in public.

Wearing a face mask is one of 2 key steps to slowing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

There’s another key step, however, when it comes to using face masks: it’s critical to use a clean, fresh mask.  If you keep using the same mask over and over again, you’re putting on “protection” that may well contain the very nasties you’re trying to avoid spreading and taking into your body!

Thank you for wearing your mask and being part of the solution!

Stay safe and well, everyone.

 

Featured Image Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

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