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Tips on how to wear and care for your cloth mask

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Wearing a cloth mask in public to help slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is recommend by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention and required by many business establishments.

These tips are adapted from the CDC guidance on how to wear and care for a cloth mask:

How to wear cloth face coverings?

Cloth face coverings should:

— Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.

— Be secured with ties or ear loops.


— Include multiple layers of fabric.

— Allow for breathing without restriction.

— Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.

How often should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned?


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