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Face Coverings for Public Use

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN. A. Kim Hayes, MPH, BSN, RN.


- Published: 05/18/2020 | Running Time: 06:26

In this video, we’ll discuss important points for safe use of cloth face coverings.

Respirators and surgical masks are important tools for health care providers. Cloth face coverings allow non-healthcare providers to stay safe without impacting critical health care supplies during a pandemic or epidemic in our community.

Wearing cloth face coverings will contain most droplets that are spread during common activities such as talking, singing, coughing and sneezing.

The CDC website provides additional information about creating your own cloth face coverings.

Learning Objectives


After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Use the correct method for putting on a cloth face covering for use in public.
  • Use the correct method for removing a cloth face covering for use in public.
  • Use the correct storage and reuse methods for a cloth face covering for use in public.

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