How Regularly Should Reusable Masks be Cleaned?
As is the case with disposable masks, reusable masks should only be worn once before being washed. According to SA Health, cloth masks should be washed daily and changed whenever they become dirty or wet. NSW Health suggests having separate masks for different times of the day. For example, if you were commuting for work each day, you’d pack a separate mask for the journey to and from work and another if you’re out for lunch.
How to Wash a Reusable Cloth Face Mask
Whether you decide to hand wash or machine wash your mask, the important thing is to make sure you’re using hot soapy water. Use a clothes dryer or fresh air to dry your mask completely before storing it in a sealable bag for safekeeping.
How Often do I Need to Change a Disposal Face Mask?
Disposable masks should be changed every four hours or as soon as they become soiled or damaged for the greatest efficacy. It’s often worth carrying more than one mask on you so you can quickly and easily replace your disposable mask if it gets dirty.
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