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The Best Ways to Store Face Mask when You are Outside the Home

By Isny Dewi R

19 October 2020

You must pay attention to how to store your face mask properly so that the cleanliness of your face mask is maintained.

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Wearing a face mask is one of the things that people must do when they want to do outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are also advised to bring spare face masks as a precaution if your face mask is wet or cannot be worn.
 
Therefore, you must pay attention to how to store your face mask properly so that the cleanliness of your face mask is maintained and the particles filtered by face mask do not spread everywhere.
 
Launching Detik Wolipop, there are two ways for storing face mask when you are leaving the house. First, use a small paper bag that fits in your bag. You can put your face mask in the paper bag. Never put a face mask carelessly without a bag, such as on the table. Because the particles that may stick to your face mask can spread everywhere, or vice versa, the particles that circulate can just stick to your face mask.
 
The second way, you can store it in a zip-lock plastic bag. This type of bag has an airtight lock making it safer to store face mask.
 
"Consider carrying a small bag that can be closed so that face mask remains clean, dry, and not broken," said Amanda Castel, professor of epidemiology at George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, quoted from The Huffington Post.
 
Also pay attention to how to take off your face mask. Castel suggested to take off your face mask by removing the straps that are attached to the ears. Once released, fold face mask in half. Make sure the part of face mask that is in direct contact with your mouth is inside. And don't forget to always wash your hands before and after take off your face mask.

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