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How to care for cloth face masks

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 28, 2021

Do you know how to care for your cloth mask? Change your cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily, then wash. Include your mask with your regular laundry. Use your normal laundry detergent and settings recommended for the fabric. Completely dry your mask on a warm or hot setting. 

A cloth mask can be washed by hand if you’re not ready to do a full load of laundry. Hand wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all detergent or soap.

If you are using a disposable mask, throw it away after wearing it once. Use a proper waste can for disposal. Be sure to wash your hands before and after mask use.

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