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Health Minute: How to correctly put on and remove a mask

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

It’s likely that we’ll continue to wear masks regularly to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

Here are some tips on how to properly put on and take off a mask:

Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water; Put the mask on, making sure it fits snugly around the mouth and nose. 

If the mask has a metal wire, fit it to the bridge of the nose. 

Avoid touching the front of the mask while using it. If you do, clean your hands again.  

If you wear a cloth mask, wash it after every use. 

Don’t wear a mask that is damp or wet from spit or mucus. 

Remove the mask from behind; do not touch the front of mask. Clean hands immediately after removing the mask. 

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Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.
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