Face Coverings – How, When and Where to Mask Up

Face Coverings: How to Wear Them

Below is a list of the things your face covering should do when you’re wearing it correctly. Please note: always wash your hands before handling your face covering.

You know you’re wearing your face covering like a pro, if your mask:

Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of your face.
Is secured with ties or ear loops.
Includes multiple layers of fabric.
Allows for breathing without restriction.
Is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
Covers mouth and nose with no gaps between your face and the mask.
Also, while wearing your face covering be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing your face covering. And you should wash your hands immediately after removing it.

And because many have run into the challenge of foggy glasses while wearing face coverings, here are Tips for Avoiding Foggy Glasses When Wearing Your Face Covering:

Wash your glasses with soapy water. Research has shown that washing glasses with soapy water, and letting them air dry before putting on your mask, reduces fogging.
Use tissue paper. Placing tissue paper between your glasses and the bridge of your nose may help absorb the moisture that causes foggy glasses.
If you still have questions on face coverings, read LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) Guidance on Face Coverings or visit the DPH website.

Face Coverings: When to Wear Them

LA County’s Health Officer Order does not require wearing face coverings while in the backyard or while on a solitary run or walk. County and Culver City residents are required, however, to wear face coverings when in contact with other people who are not household members (whether you’re in a public or private space). So, if you’re on a solitary run or walk – and you see someone approaching – put on your face covering!

And remember: face coverings are not a substitute for always practicing physical distancing & frequent hand washing.

Face Coverings: Where to Wear Them

LA County’s Order is effective for all 10 million people who live in LA County. Culver City’s public order is in alignment with the County Order. Some cities have put in place their own guidelines for face coverings. In these cases, the stricter order will apply. For example, the City of Los Angeles requires that all Angelenos, except for young children and people with certain disabilities, are required to wear face coverings outside their homes.

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