Who can wear a face mask?
People older than 2 years of age in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. The face covers are not a replacement for medical grade masks, social distancing, hand-washing and other recommendations by your local health authorities.
Who should not wear a face mask?
Children under age 2 should not wear a mask. Anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should also not wear a mask. A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.
Are the face covers enough to protect me against Covid-19?
The face covers are not a replacement for medical grade masks, social distancing, hand-washing and other recommendations by your local health authorities.
Why are these non-medical face covers important?
Non-medical grade face covers help avoid touching your face, which is a common way of transmitting Covid-19 and other viruses. They can also help minimize the risk of contracting and transmitting the virus. The face covers are not a replacement for medical grade masks, social distancing, hand-washing and other recommendations by your local health authorities.
What should I think about when removing the mask?
Avoid removing the face cover when other people are within 1 meter from you. Before removing the face cover, make sure to wash your hands. Then, remove the face cover by the straps attached to it and pull away from your face and place in your washing machine or store in a clean and resealable plastic bag until it can be washed. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after removing the face cover. Clean your hands immediately after removing the face cover. Make sure to wash the face cover before the next use.
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How should I wear the mask?
Make sure to clean your hands before putting on the face cover. Adjust the face cover so that it tightly covers your mouth, nose and chin, without any gaps, but making sure that you can breathe easily. Be sure to avoid touching the face cover while you are wearing it. Do not wear the face cover if it is wet, dirty or has signs of being damaged. Remember to wash the face cover before every use and wash your hands as soon as you take your mask off.
Do not wear the face cover if you have trouble breathing or if you are unable to remove the face cover without assistance. The Happy Socks Face Covers are for adults only. Children under the age of 2 should not wear a face cover at all.
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