Essential or not, President Trump has urged Americans to wear masks while out in public. With the shortage of masks worldwide, the CDC has recognized this idea of, “Homemade mask is better than no mask.” and have offered guidance on properly placing and removing. Below you will see a video with our Surgeon General demonstrating how easy it is to make a mask without taking the PPE from hospitals and healthcare workers.
As a Healthcare worker, properly placing and removing a mask is very important. Misusing a mask not only puts you in a susceptible position, but it is also a waste of a very scarce and valuable PPE. Here is a chart instructing how to properly place and remove your mask.
Lastly, don’t forget to practice social distancing and wash your hands.