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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update: 7-24-2020

posted Jul 24, 2020, 11:10 AM by City Clerk

July 24, 2020

How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

As we continue to see the rise in COVID-19 case, please be aware of the purpose of a mask and how to properly put on and remove your face mask. Face coverings may prevent you from being quarantined by the Department of Public Health if you come in contact with a positive case. It helps protect not only you and your family but jobs and workers as well. 

Wear your Face Covering Correctly

  • 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

Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home

  • 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 (learn more about how to wash cloth face coverings)
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.

Wear a Face Covering to Protect Others

  • Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms
  • Wear a face covering in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart
  • Wear a face covering correctly for maximum protection
  • Don’t put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect 

Please remember that cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. For more information on how to wash your face mask, click here.

Contact Information
​The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline: (877) 435-8411. St. Louis County COVID-19 website