How to remove and discard a surgical mask

Date of issu : 2020-09-24 13:59:20
It’s important to remove the face mask correctly to ensure you don’t transfer any germs to your hands or face. You also want to make sure you discard the mask safely.
Steps to taking off a face mask

1、Before you take off the mask, wash your hands well or use hand sanitizer.

2、Avoid touching the mask itself, as it could be contaminated. Hold it by the loops, ties, or bands only.

3、Carefully remove the mask from your face once you:

unhook both ear loops, or

untie the bottom bow first, followed by the top one, or

remove the bottom band first by lifting it over your head, then do the same with the top band

4、Holding the mask loops, ties, or bands, discard the mask by placing it in a covered trash bin.

5、After removing the mask, wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.
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