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Correct use of face masks

30 July 2020


We detail the nine steps to use it correctly and not reduce its effectiveness:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water before handling the mask.
  2. Check that it is in an optimal state to be used.
  3. Make sure that the mask is on the correct side, that is, that the part that goes towards the face is the right one.
  4. Fasten it around the ears.
  5. Completely covers your face from the bridge of the nose to below the chin. Do not leave any gaps.
  6. Don’t touch the mask while wearing it. If you do, wash your hands, use gel, or alcohol solution.
  7. Replace the mask if it gets wet.
  8. To remove it, do it from the back to the front, untying it with clean hands.
  9. After using it, wash it immediately by hand or in the washing machine if it is made of fabric; or if it is disposable, put it in a plastic bag, close it, and throw it in the trash.

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