- Except for medical treatment, please stay at home;
- Isolate yourself from other people and animals in your home;
- Call before seeing a doctor;
- Wear a mask;
- Cover coughing and sneezing;
- Clean hands frequently;
- Avoid sharing personal items.
*Does wearing a mask help reduce the risk of COVID-19?
1. When people talk, cough and sneeze, any kind of mask can help prevent the spread of droplets, thereby reducing the risk of virus transmission;
2. If you are sick, you should wear a mask to prevent transmission to other people;
3. In addition, if you live in an area severely affected by COVID-19 and leave home for necessary reasons, you should wear a mask or medical mask in public (if you are 12 years old or older, please make sure to wear a mask);
4. Check the restrictions in your state or region to see if you are legally required or required to wear a mask.
*What type of mask do I need to wear?
If you suspect that you are infected with COVID-19, wear a medical mask when in contact with others. Surgical masks can only help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to others if it is confirmed or possibly infected. When using surgical masks, you must wash your hands frequently with soap and water (for 20 seconds) or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
If you are in good health and do not take care of patients who have been diagnosed or may have COVID-19, you do not need to wear a medical mask. However, if you live in an area severely affected by the new crown pneumonia and leave home for legal purposes, you may need to wear a mask or a medical mask. If you cannot guarantee a distance of 1.5 meters from others, it is recommended that you wear a mask in public places;
- When wearing a mask, replace it immediately when it is wet or messy. Do not reuse disposable masks;
- Before and after putting on the mask, wash your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitizer containing more than 75% alcohol for at least 20 seconds;
- Don't keep touching your face;
- Carry a paper bag or a zippered bag with you to keep the mask clean.
*How to wear a mask correctly?
- Before and after wearing a mask, wash your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitizer containing more than 75% alcohol for at least 20 seconds;
- The nose clip side is facing upwards and the dark side facing outwards;
- Drag the folds upwards to cover the mask;
- Insert the tips of your fingers into the metal strips of the bridge of the nose, from the middle to the sides, and slowly insert them inward until they are close to the bridge of the nose;
- Properly adjust the mask to make the mask fully adhere to the face;
- Don't keep touching your face;
- Carry a paper bag or a zippered bag with you to keep the facial covering clean.
*Disposable medical mask
There are many names for ordinary medical masks. Generally, there are no words "protection" or "surgical" on the name. This type of mask does not require blood barrier effect, nor does it have tightness requirements. It is only used in ordinary medical environments. Ear-hook medical surgical masks are similar;
*Medical surgical mask
It can prevent respiratory infections to a certain extent, but cannot prevent smog.
Medical surgical masks have three layers, from the outside to the inside are the waterproof layer, the filter layer, and the comfort layer. The comfort layer is a layer of non-woven fabric. When wearing, the white non-woven fabric faces inward, the blue waterproof layer faces outward, and the side with the metal sheet faces upward. Pay attention when buying, you should choose a mask with the words "Medical Surgical Mask" clearly marked on the outer packaging;
The N95 mask is one of the nine anti-particulate masks certified by NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health). "N" means unsuitable for oily particles (the fume produced by cooking is oily particles, while the droplets produced by people talking or coughing are not oily); "95" means that under the testing conditions specified by the NIOSH standard, filter The efficiency reaches 95%;
N95 is not a specific product name. As long as the products meet the N95 standard and pass the NIOSH review, they can be called "N95 masks". The biggest feature of the N95 mask is that it can prevent droplet infection caused by the patient's body fluid or blood splash. The size of the droplets is 1 to 5 microns in diameter.