Do’s and Don’ts: Wearing A Surgical Mask

We’re sharing some Do’s and Don’ts of wearing surgical masks to help you to protect your health.


1. Wash and sanitize your hands before putting on the mask

2. Check for defects such as holes or tears

3. Make sure that the mask fits snugly to your face

4. Wash and sanitize your hands after removing the mask


1. Touch the mask once it’s on your face, doing so can expose you to pathogens

2. Hang the mask around your neck

3. Reuse single-use masks

4. Touch the front of the mask when removing it

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