How to Use Cloth Face Masks & Face Coverings

How to Use Cloth Face Masks & Face Coverings

Civilian Face Masks

CDC on Civilian Face Masks/Cloth Face Coverings

Cloth Face Cover

As of April 9, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published, "Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19" as a public service announcement (PSA) to ensure safety from and prevention of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

CDC recommends wearing civilian face masks or simple cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures in essential businesses, such as, supermarkets, grocery stores, and pharmacies are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission, such as New York and California.

This advisory is in place to help slow the spread of the virus and people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Need a face mask or face covering? Then look no further, Civilian Face Masks offers a wide range of designs and colors, and we even sell ear protectors, ear savers, or ear strap extenders in three different designs as well!

Fabric Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 1.0 White Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0 Black Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0
Fabric Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 1.0 White Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0 Black Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0
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Navy Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0 Cloth Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Olson Face Mask Covering Ear Protector/Saver/Strap Extender - Made in USA - Acrylic Plastic - LZR
Navy Civilian Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Poppi 2.0 Cloth Face Mask Covering - Made in USA - 100% Cotton - Olson Face Mask Covering Ear Protector/Saver/Strap Extender - Made in USA - Acrylic Plastic - LZR
$9.98 USD $11.98 USD $0.99 USD

How to Wear Fabric Face Masks/Cotton Face Masks

Face Mask Instructions

CDC advocates that fabric face masks or cotton face masks should: "fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape."

How to Safely Remove Used Fabric Face Masks/Protective Face Masks

Face Mask Instructions

CDC instructs everyone to be careful to avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth when removing used protective face masks.

Then CDC emphasizes the importance of washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately afterwards.

If soap and water are not readily available however, CDC approves the use of any hand sanitizer that is composed of at least 60% alcohol to clean hands. The proper way to do so would be to cover all surfaces of the hands and rub them together until they feel completely dry.

How to Safely Sterilize/Clean & Wash Reusable Face Masks/Washable Face Masks

CDC states that it is sufficient for reusable face masks to be routinely and properly washed depending on the frequency of use, with a washing machine.

Similarly, we urge washing our washable face masks after each use through machine wash hot and tumble dry afterwards.

Works Cited

"How to Protect Yourself & Others." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Apr. 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.

"Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Apr. 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.