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Education Adapted from the CDC

Face Coverings

How to safely wear and take off a cloth face covering.

Laramie res­i­dents (and peo­ple every­where) can help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a min­i­mum. Always wear a mask when­ev­er you’re in pub­lic, espe­cial­ly in places such as gro­cery stores, gyms and any­where peo­ple tend to gather.

Wear Your Face Cov­er­ing Correctly

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Try to fit it snug­ly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
  • Do not place a mask on a child younger than 2.

Use Face Cov­er­ings To Pro­tect Others

  • Wear a face cov­er­ing to pro­tect oth­ers in case you’re infect­ed but don’t have symptoms.
  • Keep the cov­er­ing on your face the entire time you’re in public.
  • Don’t put the cov­er­ing around your neck or up on your forehead.
  • Don’t touch the face cov­er­ing, and, if you do, clean your hands.

Fol­low Every­day Health Habits

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid con­tact with peo­ple who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 sec­onds each time.
  • Use hand san­i­tiz­er if soap and water are not available.

Care­ful­ly Remove Your Face Cov­er­ing When You’re Home

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
  • Han­dle only by the ear loops or ties.
  • Fold out­side cor­ners together.
  • Place cov­er­ing in the wash­ing machine.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.

Make A Mask At Home

Cloth face cov­er­ings are not sur­gi­cal masks or N‑95 res­pi­ra­tors, both of which should be saved for health care work­ers and oth­er med­ical first respon­ders. The CDC has instruc­tions for how to make your own cloth face coverings.

Source: How to Safe­ly Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Cov­er­ing, Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, 30 Apr. 2020, cdc​.gov.
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