How to wear a cloth face mask: Dos and Don'ts

Published August 3, 2020


How to wear a cloth face mask

How to wear a cloth face mask


  • Wash soiled mask in hot water and dry thoroughly
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to putting on and after taking off your mask
  • Still practice social distancing when wearing a mask
  • Make sure it fits snugly but comfortably against your face
  • Make sure it covers your mouth and nose


  • Wear a soiled or wet mask
  • Touch or handle the mask by the front. Use ear loops to remove the mask
  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing the mask
  • Place on young children under age of two