You protect other people. Other people protect you.
Why we should wear a mask
As we study the virus, CDC has learned that a good proportion of individuals who have COVID-19 spread virus before they become symptomatic and a few people never have symptoms at all but are still infected and infectious. That means, that people who are not coughing or sneezing can be a source of infection for others. Something simple like speaking is enough to generate aerosols that can spread the infection to other people.
A simple cloth mask is a way to contain respiratory secretions right at the source and not put other people at risk. The mask traps the droplets before they spread into the environment. Therefore, “my mask protects you, and your mask protects me!” It’s a way of strengthening the social distancing that we are already doing. Centre for Disease Control, January 2020
Before putting on or taking off a mask, wash your hands with soap and water. Or use hand sanitizer.To put on a mask, raise it to your face and place the straps around each ear. Put the top part over your nose, then pull the bottom part over your mouth and chin. For the FXG Advanced mask, pinch the shape-forming nose bridge to improve contact.
To take off a mask, reach behind your ears and remove the straps to lift the mask off your face. Avoid touching the front of your mask.
Remove and dispose of your filter immediately. Wash mask immediately or store it away from other fabrics to prevent cross contamination.
The coranavirus is airborne and transmits via human droplets, which can come from a cough, a sneeze or even just from talking. By keeping a good physical distance of 2 metres apart we will minimise the risk of transmission.
By wearing a face mask or face covering the risk of you transmitting a virus is further reduced. Wearing a face covering helps you to protect others.