Medical masks

Face mask safety

Now that employees are required to wear masks in City buildings, it is a good time to consider the best ways to use a mask or face covering. Consider the following tips: 

  • Wash your hands before putting on or taking off your mask.
  • Place the mask over your nose and mouth, then secure under your chin.
  • Fit mask snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Adjust mask so you can breathe easily.

When others wear masks, they protect you. When you wear a mask, you protect them. Wearing any kind of face covering is better than none. 

“Social distancing makes the biggest difference in preventing transmission of coronavirus, even when wearing a mask,” Family Health Program Manager Molly Snuggerud said.

Watch a video on proper use at blm.mn/maskuse.