Face coverings help stop the transmission of COVID-19
COVID-19 can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, by speaking, coughing or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. We recommend the wearing of face coverings in public areas to protect yourself and others. It is critical to emphasize that social distancing (2 meters or 6 feet) remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. We highly recommend the use of face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
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How to wear a face covering
Based on the latest recommendations with regards to face coverings, please note the following:
- Face Coverings are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
- If you wear a face covering, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.
- Before putting on a face covering, clean hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
- Cover mouth and nose with face covering and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the covering.
- Avoid touching the face covering while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
- Replace the face covering with a new one as soon as it is damp.
- To remove the face covering: Remove it from behind (do not touch the front of face covering); discard immediately; and then clean hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Read more about face coverings on the FAQ page.