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How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Wearing a face mask in public helps prevent the spread of COVID-19—but only if worn properly, covering both your nose and mouth. Read these mask-wearing tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine to get the maximum protection for yourself and others.

  • Wash your hands before and after touching the mask.
  • Touch only the bands or ties when putting on and taking off your mask. If you touch the mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
  • Place the mask 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 and talk comfortably through your mask.
  • Wash reusable masks after each use. If the mask is disposable, discard it when visibly soiled or damaged.
  • Don’t wear the mask under your chin with your nose and mouth exposed.
  • Don’t wear the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
  • Don’t leave your nose or mouth uncovered.
  • Don’t remove the mask while around others in public.
  • Don’t share your mask with family members or friends.

Click here to view the CDC’s public service announcement about how to wear face masks—narrated by Village resident Bill Hemberger.

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