How Long Can I Wear The Same Mask?

Nowadays, one of the more frequently asked questions is, “How long can I wear the same mask?”

The answer to that question varies depending on the type of mask you are wearing. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the best practices for cleansing the more commonly used masks are as follows:

  • Cloth cotton – Wash you cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily in warm soapy water or in your washing machine.
  • Non-medical disposable – Single use masks should be thrown away after one wearing.
  • Face shields and goggles – Clean and disinfect reusable face shields according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  If disposable, wear it once and discard it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

To learn more about these and other types of masks and how to care for them, visit:

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