Face masks are becoming one of the simplest and most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our patients have been great about wearing masks in the practice, but we’ve noticed that some masks fit poorly or aren’t being worn properly.
Rooney Wants to Know: How do you wear a face mask properly?
Quick quiz: Rooney wants to know which of these pictures is the correct way to wear a face mask?
How to Wear A Face Mask
The correct (and safest) answer is C: Rooney has the face mask covering his nose and mouth. This keeps any droplets from your nose and mouth contained in the mask.
This video gives a great visual for how face masks work to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
CDC Guidelines for Wearing a Mask
These are the CDC guidelines for wearing a mask:
–Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
–Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
–Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face