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What If People Aren't Covering Their Noses?

Rattiey.bbe
By Rattiey.bbe | self meida writer
Published 20 days ago - 3 views

Cover your nose.

Perhaps the biggest mistake that many folks are making with face masks — besides not wearing them in public at all — is pulling the facial coverings down so that the nose is exposed.

Amid the ongoing debate over when and where people should wear masks, and the mixed messaging behind that, what’s perhaps been lost in the din is the correct way to put on a mask to actually help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the first place.

The CDC guidelines call for wearing a mask that covers both your nose and your mouth, with the mask secured under your chin. It should fit snugly against your face. There should not be large openings or gaps around your nose, mouth and the sides of your face.

More people are wearing face coverings in public, but are they wearing them correctly?

Kendall wanted to know if it’s acceptable to wear a face mask but not cover your nose.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the proper way to wear a face mask is to cover your mouth and nose, secure it under your chin, and make sure the sides fit snugly, but that you are still able to breathe.

The main reason for wearing a face covering, according to public health officials, is to protect others from you, should you have the virus and not yet know it. 

University Hospitals' Dr. Amy Edwards said wearing a mask that covers your mouth and not your nose is only partially effective. The majority of droplets that can transmit the virus come out of your mouth, but droplets can leave out of your nose as well, so to be fully effective, a mask needs to cover your mouth and nose. 

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