Not wearing a face mask is met with shame as you can hear, “you should be wearing your face mask” from the occasional passerby on your grocery store shopping trip.” We all want to be protected from the coronavirus and we try our best to make sure we can stay healthy. When worrying about how best to be safe we first need to figure out if we have the right equipment for the job. We all agree on gloves, but the differences among face masks give rise to speculation. This brings up the question of the hour, “disposable face mask or reusable face mask?”
Wearing a face mask correctly is not simply having the bands rest around your ears, but also having the cloth portion properly placed around your nose and mouth. The bottom of the mask should fall right below your chin. A comfortable fit and protection from COVID-19 are most important when ensuring you are wearing your mask properly.