The Importance of Wearing a Mask

The Importance of Wearing a Mask

- GRJ Staff

Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – Wear a Face Covering

Face masks, along with other measures, help prevent those who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Based on what we know, COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person contact, close contact between people (within approximately 6 feet), and respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. With that said, face coverings are recommended as a ‘barrier. They help keep respiratory droplets contained from reaching other people, and ultimately face coverings help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Research has proven that many individuals with COVID-19 are completely “asymptomatic” and can transmit the virus to others before showing any symptoms at all.

Wear your Face Covering Correctly

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before putting on and taking off your face covering.
  • Place it over both your nose and mouth.
  • Ensure that the face-covering fits snugly against the sides of your face. The mask should fit snugly and cover your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Do not touch your mask while wearing it as it may be contaminated.
  • Should you touch your mask, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
  • Wash your hands pursuant to removing your mask.
  • Regularly wash your mask. This can be done with soap and water either by hand or in the washing machine.

It is critical to wear a face-covering correctly for maximum protection

Wearing a mask not only protects you from the virus, but it also helps to protect those around you. It is a selfless act as we are each taking responsibility and protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

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