Due to its mode of transmission, materials such as Face Mask,Hand Sanitizer,rubbing alcohol etc were introduced as preventive measures against the outbreak.
Today on VolumeGh, I have decided to throw light on one of these materials namely the Face Mask, so that my dear readers,subscribers and public at large can have a wider understanding of it’s usage and how it applies.
Everyone needs face mask but not everyone has to wear it.
Follow the Questions and Answers guide to understand why.
Face mask is a tool utilized for preventing the spread of disease and are loose fitting masks that cover the nose,mouth and have ear loops or ties at the back.
What must We Do Before Wearing A Face Mask?
Face mask is not a 100% guarantee against viruses, because it can be contaminated.
Due to that,before you put on your face mask, try to wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands before touching it.
How To Wear A Face Mask?
Face mask must be worn with the colored side out when you are sick in other to prevent transmission of the germs/virus.
The mask must be on your nose level, whiles the ties must be placed over the crown of your head and secured with a bow when using a face mask with ties.
Avoid touching Face Mask after wearing. Perform hand hygiene before and after touching the mask incase you do.
Please follow the manufactures instructions on the use and storage of the product, as well as, how to wear it if provided.
Is There An Expiry Date For Face Mask?
Honestly, Face mask doesn’t come with expiry dates but must be disposed immediately when moist and replaced.
On the other hand due to COVID-19 pandemic,one must immediately dispose used mask into a bin and wash hands with soap under running water.
Must Everyone Wear Face Mask?
Face mask should only be worn if you have respiratory symptoms such as Coughing and sneezing, in other to protect others from contacting the disease.
The use of face mask is crucial for health workers and also those attending to the infected.
Also, wear a face mask when going to the hospital.
In our current state with the outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19, it’s highly recommended that you wear a face mask when going out, since anyone having the virus could be releasing droplets of the virus anytime soon through coughing or sneezing without your attention.
Therefore,not everyone has to wear nose mask especially people who have isolated themselves at home.
Note: Face mask alone isn’t effective to prevent diseases and must be combined with hand sanitizer and washing of hand frequently.
How To Remove Face Mask
Wash your hands with soap under running water or use hand sanitizer before removing the face mask.
Avoid touching the front mask which is usually contaminated
I highly recommend that you touch the ear loops, band or ties to remove the mask.
Dispose the face mask into the trash and wash your hands with soap again after removing.
So that concludes today’s article on Face Mask, I hope you learnt something new.
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