There’s a lot of bad information out there about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Masks.
So, let’s try to set the record straight on Masks:
- Masks protect others from you. (non-medical ones, that is) They do very little to protect you from others. I wear a mask to protect you. You wear a mask to protect me.
- They must be worn correctly over the nose and mouth. Not just the mouth. Or just the nose. Or around your neck.
- Don’t put the mask on and off repeatedly. This means your touching your face more, and that’s bad for you. Just put it on before you leave the house. Leave it on until you get home and can wash your hands.
- Everyone should be wearing a mask outside of the house. Everyone. Not just parents. Or elderly. Or people not running and biking. Everyone. That’s how we get through this faster.
- Masks are not a substitute for Social Distancing. You still need to stay 6 feet or more away from others. Remember: the mask is not to protect you – it’s to stop you from spreading the virus to others.
- Wear a mask even if you feel well. Covid-19 can and does spread without any symptoms. So just because you feel well doesn’t mean you don’t have the virus… and are spreading it to others.
ALSO! Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face.
Got more advice? Feel free to comment below. And I will be deleting inaccurate comments. It’s my blog – deal with it!
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