Wear a mask, be a hero, stop the spread of COVID-19.
Like Paul Revere’s famous ride, that’s the cry “heard round the world. We have now joined the ranks of fictional heroes who wear masks to protect their character’s secret identities. Now, we are the heroes wearing iconic masks of protection.
Choosing a Mask
We have been bombarded with mask wearing information to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19. Should you wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, wear a disposal mask, wear a cotton reusable mask, and what about an N95 mask? It’s enough to make you dizzy.
Here’s what AssociatesMD wants you to know:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that even seemingly healthy people wear masks over their mouths and noses when venturing out of their homes into public places. And, both Broward County and Fort Lauderdale have adopted this recommendation.
Choose a Cloth or Paper Mask, or Facial Covering
You want to choose either a cloth or paper mask facial covering. You can buy them, or you can make your own by following the these tips: CDC -Make your own cloth face coverings or view this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4
You do not need a N95 particle respirator mask and surgical masks as these are used by health care professionals.
Masks 101: How to Put On/Take Off
Now that you know what type of mask to choose, you need to ensure you are putting it on and removing it.
How to Put the Mask On
Removing the Mask
Your trusted physicians at AssociatesMD know these unprecedented times are challenging. Your health remains our number one priority and we are steadfast in our commitment to you, our valued patient. Let us know how we may help you. Call us to connect at 1-844-954-DOCS.
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