That’s the question, isn’t it? No matter where you live in the U.S., you will, at some point in time, be required to wear a mask in public. If your mask is a reusable cloth one, how do you take care of it?
**Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals nor are we scientists. This is not medical advice and if you choose to use it that way, you do it at your own risk.**
How do I wear my mask?
First things first, how do you put on a mask? You should put it on with clean hands. If you can, wash your hands with soap and water, but if you can’t do that, hand sanitizer will work. Once you have your mask on and adjusted, do not touch it! If you touch your mask, you could be contaminating your hands, which is kind of what we’re trying not to do!
When it’s time to take off your mask, clean your hands (soap and water or hand sanitizer) and only touch the ear elastic or straps. Remember not to touch the main part of the mask because that’s where the germs are! Put your used mask in a plastic bag or sealable container until you’re able to clean it. And remember, clean those hands again!!
How do I clean my mask?
Now that we know how to put them on AND take them off, how do we clean them?
The CDC recommends washing them with your other clothes. Use the hottest setting possible for the fabric your mask is made of.
**PRO TIP: To keep the masks from tangling in the washer, put them in a mesh laundry bag!**
To dry them, you can throw them in the dryer set on the highest setting possible, hang them to dry, or take advantage of a sunny day and hang them outside!
Don’t have access to a washer? You can hand wash your mask as well. Fill your sink with very hot water and dish soap. Put the masks in the water and let soak for at least five minutes. Then scrub them between your hands to make sure everything is clean and rinse thoroughly!
There you have it! Now you know how to take care of your reusable mask! Never thought you’d have to know that, did you? We didn’t either!
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