It’s a good idea to wash your mask / face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Have a bag or bin to keep masks / face coverings in until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your mask / face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
Discard masks / face coverings that:
- No longer cover the nose and mouth
- Have stretched out or damaged ties or straps
- Cannot stay on the face
- Have holes or tears in the fabric