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The CDC Wants To Remind People That Masks Are Not To Be Worn On Your Chin

Y’all. We are going to go over this again. Listen up, because it’s rather important.

More and more people are wearing masks, and that is a good thing.

I’ve been shouting it from the rafters, celebrities have been asking people to mask up, and goodness knows the CDC has put in their two cents when it comes to putting that mask on your face. Just wear the mask, is what we all say.

BUT, we need to talk for a moment about proper ways to wear the mask.

I can’t tell you how many people I have seen wearing a mask incorrectly, and it’s everything I can do not to roll my eyes into the back of my head. These people may as well not even be wearing a mask.

It doesn’t go under your nose. It isn’t there to protect your chin. It isn’t a fancy ear accessory that looks good with your outfit.

We know you have to take the mask off to eat or drink, but don’t move that mask above your nose or under your chin. This is a risky move. Take the whole thing off, and sanitize your hands.

First of all, if the mask is not covering your mouth OR YOUR NOSE, “you leave those areas exposed, (and) your mask cannot contain those particles, so “wearing it in a way that excludes your mouth and nose doesn’t serve any purpose,” Dr. Amesh A. Adalja says.”

Also, you want to avoid TOUCHING your mask. That includes having to move it over your nose all day long, because the mask might be too loose. It also includes taking that mask down to talk, eat, or drink.

Touching your mask can spread those germs. If you have come across coronavirus germs, and they are on your mask, you are going to contaminate your hands and anything you touch.

Taking that mask on and off your mouth and nose is going to spread those germs, and we know what happens if those germs get on your face and in your mouth or nose.

When in doubt, just listen to what the CDC has to say. Don’t listen to your friend Jim on the Facebooks, or that person that claims to be a PPE trainer on Twitter. Go right to the source of scientific medical information.

You can read more about how to properly wear a face mask here.

Please stay safe out there, and let’s keep each other safe! Remember, this isn’t for always, it’s just for now.

They had to wear masks during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, and that didn’t last forever, if that gives you any hope.