How to Safely Wear a Face Mask

D-HH continues to advocate for masks

Masks wearing, vaccination, physical distancing and diligent handwashing are the most effective ways to end the pandemic. As case numbers continue to increase around the region, it is more important than ever to stay the course with masking, as shown by the science and continued recommendations by the CDC and Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci.

 

Northern New Englanders have the drive and determination to handle just about anything. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our willpower—but we have what it takes to get through this. Stay Strong. Masks On.

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How to put on a mask

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For a disposable mask, place the colored side facing out.

1. Select the right mask—adult or child (age 12 and under).

2. For disposable mask, place the colored side facing out with the nose wire at the top.


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Place the mask completely over your nose and mouth.

3. Place the mask completely over your nose and mouth. If your mask has a wire nose piece, gently form it into a U shape and make sure it is snug on the bridge of your nose.


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Separate the mask's folds to fit the bottom of the mask under your chin.

4. If your mask has expandable folds, separate them to fit the bottom of the mask under your chin.


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Loop mask ties around your years.

5. Loop ties around your ears then gently press the nose wire again over nose and cheekbones to make sure it is tight across your face and tucked under your chin.

Always remember....

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Wash and sanitize your hands before putting on a mask.

Wash and sanitize your hands

Wash and sanitize your hands before putting on your face covering.


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Place the mask over your nose and mouth completely.

Cover your nose and mouth

Always place the mask over your nose and mouth completely and secure it under your chin. Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.


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Make sure you can breathe easily after fitting your mask to your face.

Breathe easily

Make sure you can breathe easily after fitting your mask to your face.

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