Does wearing a mask harm your health?
What are the regulations for face masks in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Any person age 5 or older must wear a face covering at all times while in public settings.
This applies to:
• All customers, employees and other users of restaurants, grocery, and retail stores
while they are indoors.
• All occupants of public transportation vehicles.
Do you still have to wear a mask if you get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Are face masks required in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic?
On December 10, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that face masks must be worn in all indoor public places in New York State, effective December 13, 2021.
Do I need to wear a cloth face covering in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic?
What is CDC stance on face coverings in workplace?
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings as a protective measure in addition to social distancing (i.e., staying at least 6 feet away from others). Cloth face coverings may be especially important when social distancing is not possible or feasible based on working conditions.
A cloth face covering may reduce the amount of large respiratory droplets that a person spreads when talking, sneezing, or coughing.
Do I have to wear a mask every time I leave the house?
You should be wearing a mask outside if:
• It is difficult to maintain the recommended 6-foot social distancing from others (such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy or walking on a busy street or in a crowded neighborhood)
• If required to by law. Many areas now have mandatory masking regulations when in public
Can I still have relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?
Is it safe to wear a mask while exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic?
How often do I need to wash my COVID-19 face covering?
Does wearing a face mask cause dizziness and headaches?
Can I take my mask off when I sneeze during COVID-19?
How should I wash my cloth COVID-19 mask?
Using a washing machine
Include your mask with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.
Wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap.
How should you machine wash face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Include your mask with your regular laundry.
Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.
How should you keep masks and face covers clean?
If you’re wondering how often your mask or face covers need to be washed, the answer is simple. They should be laundered after every use.
“If you can’t wash them right away, store them in a plastic bag or laundry basket,” Dr. Hamilton says. “Hand wash or wash on a gentle cycle using hot, soapy water. Then, dry them on high heat.” If you notice damage, or if the mask is heavily soiled, it’s best to throw it away.
When it comes to protecting yourself from COVID-19, you’re the first line of defense. Take the proper precautions to stay safe whether you’re out picking up essential supplies or receiving healthcare services.