HealthDay Reports: How to Wear a Face Mask Properly
With the new CDC recommendation for Americans to wear a cloth face mask when in public, more people are buying or making their own masks to wear. An expert shares some tips on how to wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A cloth mask can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but there's a right way and a wrong way to wear one.
Used incorrectly, such masks could put you and others at risk, according to doctors at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. And remember: Masks are only a supplement -- not a replacement -- for such precautions as avoiding contact with other people and staying at home.
The best way to protect against COVID-19 is social distancing, washing your hands often, and only leaving your home for essential errands.