Mask & Face Covering Best Practices


Mask & Face Covering ReQuirements

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets such as when a person coughs, sneezes, or even when speaking. Maintaining 6 feet between you and any other persons is our best protection against COVID-19 and wearing a face mask adds another layer of protection.

Many people that have been infected with COVID-19 are unaware because they do not have noticeable symptoms.


Putting on your face mask:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering

  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face

  • Make sure you can breathe easily

Taking off your face mask: 

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops

  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties

  • Fold outside corners together

  • Place covering in the washing machine

  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do wear a face mask to help protect others in case you are infected but don’t have symptoms 

  • Do wear your mask in public settings, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

  • Do wash your hands prior to putting on or removing your mask

  • Do own more than one mask. Wash and dry masks after every use.

  • Don’t put the mask around your neck or on your forehead

  • Don’t touch the mask, and if you do, wash your hands

  • Don’t lay your mask down on any surface that could be contaminated


If you are unable to provide your own face mask, contact the ATU Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329.