Health Minute: Masks

Jan 13, 2021

WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s 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 the mask.
  • Clean hands immediately after removing the mask.

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This Health Minute originally aired on June 16, 2020.