Don’t leave home without mask – here’s some practical advice to always pack your face covering.
After a long lockdown, most of the countries already shifted to smart lockdowns or back to normal, so after staying long time at home mow everyone want to return to work, attend sporting events, go back to school and do many other activities in public. In most of those places masks or face coverings will be encouraged or mandatory.
Wearing a mask not only helps to protect yourself from COVID-19 or alike respiratory diseases, but it also helps to protect people around you. Consider wearing a mask as a generous act, one in which we are each taking responsibility and doing our part to help protect the most vulnerable members of our community. While driving if you are along In your car there is no need to wear mask; But you should wear a mask anytime you are in a public place and social distancing becomes a challenge.
Masks should be routinely changed or washed depending on the frequency of use. Cloth masks can be safely cleaned in a washing machine. If you wear a surgical-style mask with elastic loops and find your glasses fogging, cross the ear loops once and then slide around your ear. It may reduce fogging and make breathing a little easier.
There is a common misconception that we have noticed that people pull masks down around chin and then pull it back up when they feel needing it. Under no circumstance should you pull your mask down around your chin or take it off and put it back on. This can increase your risk of infection.
People often ask about the right way of wearing a mask. The mask should fit tightly and cover your nose, mouth and chin. You should also never touch the front of your mask as it might be contaminated. Instead, you should only touch the ear loops or ties on the back when putting the mask on or taking it off. Take care to always have the same side of the mask facing outward. You don’t want to go into a public place wearing a mask, take it off later, and then put it back on with the front now pressing on your face. Always keep the “clean” side in. And you should also wash your hands before and after use.
Young children under the age of 2 should not wear a mask to prevent the possibility of suffocation. Older children should wear them when around others. This has been suggested by CDC.
People often ask the importance of wearing gloves to be protected against Covid-19. Experts suggest unless you are a health care provider, you do not need to wear gloves. Gloves can give us a false sense of security and actually result in less frequent handwashing. The big thing to remember is wash your hands often with soap and water and avoid touching your face.