WEAR FACEMASKS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
The State of Oregon and the City of Manzanita require that masks be worn on
sidewalks and in stores and businesses
- Masks have been shown to be effective both in protecting yourself and others from Covid-19.
- Masks must be used in combination with frequent handwashing (with soap and water or hand sanitizer) AND physical distancing.
- Know how to use and dispose of your mask properly.
- Wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) BEFORE you put your mask on. Cover both your mouth and nose with your mask. Make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
- Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp or soiled. Do not reuse single-use masks.
- To remove the mask: touch only the ear loops or ties. Discard single use masks immediately in a closed bin. After removing mask, clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer. If you are using a fabric mask, wash it (by hand or in washing machine) in warm/hot soapy water, rinse well, and dry AFTER EACH USE.
WHAT KINDS OF MASKS ARE BEST?
- The best masks have 3 layers
- ✏ An outer cotton/poly layer
- ✏ A middle filter layer, or a filter pocket for a disposable filter
- ✏An absorbent inner layer, preferably cotton, which is most comfortable against the skin
- Choose a mask with a nose wire for a close fit, and to minimize glasses fogging
- Choose a mask that extends well under your chin. Some masks have a fitted chin piece to improve fit.
- Masks can have either elastic ear loops or ties that tie behind your head. If you wear glasses and/or hearing aids, ties will probably be more comfortable.
MASKS NOT TO USE
HOW NOT TO WEAR A MASK
This document is from the North Tillamook Citizens’ Public Health & Safety Advisory Committee, based on information from the Oregon Health Authority and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The North Tillamook Citizens’ Public Health & Safety Advisory Committee is a group of local residents with knowledge and experience in public health. Our mission is to provide advice and consultation to North Tillamook County residents, governments, and organizations concerning issues and problems affecting the health and safety of the area’s residents and visitors. Questions: email: firstname.lastname@example.org