#InThisTogether: Wearing Masks, Why it Matters & How to Do It Right
by Wendy Kim on Sep 07, 2020
Wearing Masks, Why it Matters?To put it simple first, it is for 'source control'.Face mask is a crucial part of an infection control strategy to eliminate cross-contamination. According to the CDC, in the US, this recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through the release of particulates and germs emitted through talks, coughs, sneezed and direct contact. So remember this: if you have to be in a setting where you must be in close contact with others or where social distancing is difficult to maintain, wear a mask.
“Wearing a mask is good for two reasons: It’s going to cut down 95 percent of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room, and also will reduce fecal/oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into your nose or mouth” if you touch a contaminated surface and then your face, I think this will slow down the virus a lot.” (from Healthline)
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- Remember THIS: Major tips on how to wear and use masks properly!
- • Wash your hands before and after putting on your mask
- • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps
- • Make sure you wear a mask that you can breath easily
- • If your skin gets easily sensitive or irritated, take closer look at the material of the mask (even with anti-bacterial property)
- • At times when you have to remove your mask, make sure the inner surface of the mask doesn't touch unsanitary surface
- • Carry a pouch that you can store your mask whenever you have to remove the mask
- • Keep your hands away from touching the outer surface of the mask (if you ever do, wash your hands with soap)