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CDC Offers Friendly Dos And Don’ts Of Wearing Of Cloth Face Masks

CDC Offers Friendly Dos And Don’ts Of Wearing Of Cloth Face Masks

Since the emergence of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, people have been asked to wear face masks in public whenever possible, especially at places where social distancing is not possible, all in a bid to prevent further spread of the virus.

And in a recent video shared on Twitter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers up a few friendly reminders of the do’s and don’ts of wearing cloth face coverings.

The do’s include wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth in public places when you’re around people who don’t live in your household, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer when you put on and take off your mask.

As for the don’ts, the CDC warns that you shouldn’t touch your mask with your hands while you’re wearing it. There’s also one guideline in particular that people may be struggling with: “Don’t put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead,” the video states.

This seems to be common when people need to remove their mask to eat, drink, or catch their breath if it’s particularly hot or they’re exercising. It’s become such a go-to look, in fact, that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tweeted about it, urging people to wear their masks properly:

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