HOW DO I CLEAN MY NON-MEDICAL FACE MASK/FACE COVERING?
According to the Public health officials, if masks or face coverings become damp or moist, they should be changed and cleaned either by machine washing, using hot cycle, and then left to dry completely or hand washed using soap and warm/hot water. Please note masks/face coverings should be completely dry before using and wearing again.
At Monikova, we recommend washing our masks/face coverings in the washing machine on hot (60C-140F) for greater sanitation purposes, with same colours, iron on high heat and leave to air dry. You may experience slight shrinkage with your cotton mask, however this is normal. Most of our masks contain 100% cotton or are a cotton blend (98% cotton, 2% spandex).
It is important to note that “non-medical face masks or face coverings should allow for easy breathing, fit securely to your head or face, be comfortable and not require frequent adjustment and be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping.” Your mask/face covering should not be shared with others, impair vision or interfere with tasks, or be placed on anyone unable to remove them without assistance or if they have trouble breathing.
Per the recommendations of the Government of Canada - HOW TO PUT ON A NON-MEDICAL MASK/FACE COVERING:
The Government of Canada advises that, 'while wearing a non-medical mask or face covering, it is important to avoid touching your face. If you do touch your mask or face, you should immediately wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol."
HOW TO REMOVE A NON-MEDICAL MASK/FACE COVERING:
For more information on the following topics, visit the Government of Canada websites listed below:
For more information about Non-medical masks and face coverings visit here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html
For do’s and don’ts when wearing a face mask/face covering visit here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-safely-use-non-medical-mask-face-covering.html
For more information on how to put on or take off mask and care for masks visit here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/how-put-remove-clean-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html