Guidelines on the Use of Reusable Face Masks

  • Do you know how to safely use a reusable cloth face mask?
  • Cleaning the mask before use
  • Putting on the mask
  • Removing the mask
  • Washing the mask
  • It is IMPORTANT to use the mask properly.
  • Incorrect use can make it easier for the coronavirus to spread.

Please follow the steps below:

Step 1

Wash your mask before using it for the first time (see step 5).

Step 2

Wash your hands or sanitize them before putting on the mask.

Step 3

Remove your mask from its bag/container.

Check for damage.

Using your fingers, hook the elastic loops over your ears so the mask covers your chin and nose.

Step 4

Using your fingers, hold the elastic loops and remove the mask.

Place it carefully – without touching the front or inside of the mask – in a dirty mask container or a basin for washing.

Wash your hands or sanitize them after removing the mask.

Wear a clean mask every day.

Step 5

Wash your mask(s) with soap and water at a high temperature.  Regular laundry soap is OK.

Handwash the mask(s) for 20 seconds, boil in water for 5 minutes or soak in hot water for 30 minutes. You can use your washing machine.

Hang them to dry or use an iron or your dryer.

Thank you for wearing your mask correctly, stay safe!