• Wash your hands before touching the mask
  • Inspect the mask for tears or holes
  • Find the top side, where the metal piece or stiff edge is
  • Ensure the colored-side faces outwards
  • Place the metal piece or stiff edge over your nose
  • Cover your mouth, nose, and chin
  • Adjust the mask to your face without leaving gaps on the sides
  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Remove the mask from behind the ears or head
  • Keep the mask away from you and surfaces while removing it
  • Discard the mask immediately after use, preferably into a closed bin
  • Wash your hands after discarding the mask


  • Do not use a ripped or damp mask
  • Do not wear the mask only over mouth or nose
  • Do not wear a loose mask
  • Do not touch the front of the mask
  • Do not remove the mask to talk to someone or do other things that would require touching the mask
  • Do not leave your used mask within the reach of others
  • Do not re-use the mask

Remember that masks alone cannot protect you from diseases. Maintain at least 1 meter distance from others and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, even while wearing a mask.

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