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Masks: Dos & Don’ts

Dos Don’ts
Do wear a face mask in public around others who do not live in your household Don’t stop social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart)
Do use a mask that fits snuggly from nose to chin Don’t wear your mask below the nose, around your neck, or on your forehead
Do use a mask that is easy to remove (with loops or ties) Don’t use a scarf, bandana, gaiter, or other face covering with gaps or valves that let air in or out
Do wash cloth masks daily or when soiled Don’t continue to use a mask that is dirty, damaged, or ripped
Do stay at least 6 feet apart from others in public Don’t take your mask off in public if you are within 6 feet of others
Do wash your hands frequently Don’t touch your mask more than necessary

Do talk to a healthcare professional if you have symptoms of either COVID-19 or flu

Wearing a face mask shows that you care about your own health and the health of others

Face masks don’t offer complete protection—you still need to stay at least 6 feet apart from others & wash your hands

Additional Resources

Flu and COVID-19 Resources

Annual flu vaccination can help protect individuals and prevent additional strain on an already overburdened healthcare system