Now that we know we should all be wearing cloth face masks in public, it’s best to remember the basics of what to do and what not to do. Here is a quick guide:


  • Wear a face mask whenever you are in public
  • Wash your hands before and after putting on your mask
  • Take the mask on and off using ear strings
  • Wash the mask after each use
  • Continue to keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others


  • Use a medical grade mask if you are not a medical worker or showing symptoms
  • Touch the front of your mask
  • Keep the mask in your pocket and reuse it
  • Wear a damp mask

For the full list, along with some handy visual aids, check out the video at Lifehacker.