Wear a Face Mask to Protect Each Other

The new COVID-19 rules still require individuals to consistently wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, washing your hands, and practicing physical distancing. All these measures will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community and save lives. Everyone at SmartGuds.com is committed to wearing a mask to keep people who are near us safe. It is required at all SmartGuds.com facilities. However, it is just as important that you wear a face mask when you leave home.

Face Masks Slow the Spread of Virus

The coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets in the air or on surfaces. Wearing a face mask helps to prevent the virus from entering the air where it can be inhaled by others. People who are infected may have no symptoms or mild symptoms that they mistake for a cold or allergies. If they sneeze, cough, clear their throats, or even speak, they can spread the virus to others. Masks trap the virus droplets in their fibers. When combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, face masks help prevent people from unknowingly spreading the virus.

When to Wear a Face Mask

Make it a habit to wear a face mask every time you leave home, and especially when you may come into contact with others. You never know when you will stop to talk to a neighbor or delivery person, or pass a jogger. Although you may think it is easy to keep six feet from others outside, it’s not always possible.

How to wear a Face Mask

Clean Your Mask Daily

A cloth mask should be washed and dried after each use. Because the virus cannot live for more than a week on cloth surfaces, an alternative is to make or buy seven masks -- one for each day of the week. Wash your hands before you take your mask off. Use the straps or elastic bands to remove it; then wash your hands again. This practice helps to guard against spreading contamination from your hands or the mask to your face. However in case of disposable masks dispose of them after a day of usage.

Together We Can Make a Difference

Wearing a mask is a way to show support for everyone else in our community. Lead by example by wearing one. You want to be visibly someone who's respectful of others around you. Together, we can make a difference and limit the spread of COVID-19.

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