HOW TO WEAR A FACE MASK FOR PROTECTION / CUÁNDO USAR MASCARILLA

WHEN TO USE A MASK

  • If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

HOW TO PUT ON, USE, TAKE OFF AND DISPOSE OF A MASK

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.
  • To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

IF YOU ARE USING REUSABLE CLOTH MASKS

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Replace the mask with a clean one as soon as it is damp. Mask must be dry to be effective. If laundering masks is not possible, clean as best much as possible and lay in the direct sun.
  • To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

CUÁNDO USAR MASCARILLA

  • Si está usted sano, solo necesita llevar mascarilla si atiende a alguien en quien se sospeche la infección por el 2019-nCoV.
  • Lleve también mascarilla si tiene tos o estornudos.
  • Las mascarillas solo son eficaces si se combinan con el lavado frecuente de manos con una solución hidroalcohólica o con agua y jabón.
  • Si necesita llevar una mascarilla, aprenda a usarla y eliminarla correctamente.

CÓMO PONERSE, USAR, QUITARSE Y DESECHAR UNA MASCARILLA

  • Antes de ponerse una mascarilla, lávese las manos con un desinfectante a base de alcohol o con agua y jabón.
  • Cúbrase la boca y la nariz con la mascarilla y asegúrese de que no haya espacios entre su cara y la máscara.
  • Evite tocar la mascarilla mientras la usa; si lo hace, lávese las manos con un desinfectante a base de alcohol o con agua y jabón.
  • Cámbiese de mascarilla tan pronto como esté húmeda y no reutilice las mascarillas de un solo uso.
  • Para quitarse la mascarilla: quítesela por detrás (no toque la parte delantera de la mascarilla); deséchela inmediatamente en un recipiente cerrado; y lávese las manos con un desinfectante a base de alcohol o con agua y jabón.