New CDC Website – How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask is a new CDC website that is consumer-facing.  It speaks to wearing cloth masks – not PPE that is used in your facility (AL, SNF/NF) or home.  I’m providing information in this blog that you could post on your facility websites to educate the community you live in, resident families and friends and your staff as guidance (they don’t work 24/7/365 within your walls – they do have lives outside of the facility) to keep everyone safe and stop community spread of the coronavirus.  Educating your resident council or putting this information into a facility newsletter provides this needed education.  We are in a fight for all our lives and masks help save lives.

CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who do not live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

 Food for thought….