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FAQ: How to care for your face mask (and why
you shouldn’t hang it from your rear-view mirror)

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/13/2020 3:32:18 PM

With a majority of states and businesses mandating face coverings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and more research emerging that supports wearing them, masks have become an essential commodity. Now, masks of all shapes and styles as well as other types of reusable coverings can be easily purchased online and in a number of stores nationwide. But the increased dependence on the coverings has sparked countless questions. Chief among them: How do I take care of my mask so it continues to be as effective as possible? We interviewed three medical experts to get their recommendations for

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Liberals are like the hectoring mother-in-law - always trying to control your life. Begone!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 8/13/2020 3:35:04 PM (No. 508789)
I treat it like the garbage it is.
41 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 8/13/2020 3:39:50 PM (No. 508795)
I use disposable ones. We have an endless supply of them where I work.
9 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Jean123 8/13/2020 3:44:17 PM (No. 508799)
I discard disposable mask only after a touch-up at hairdresser's because of the dye residue on ear elastic. After that, I use a new one until my next hairdresser appointment 5 weeks later. Works for me!
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 8/13/2020 3:45:11 PM (No. 508801)
After skimming the article(I couldn't stomach reading it), I've decided mask are unsafe!
32 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/13/2020 3:45:20 PM (No. 508803)
I stick in my pocket with the coins.
42 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/13/2020 3:48:15 PM (No. 508805)
What do you do with a kleenex after using it?
8 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: FleetUSA 8/13/2020 3:52:43 PM (No. 508808)
Nag, nag, nag
33 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 8/13/2020 3:57:07 PM (No. 508810)
My DH hangs his from rear view mirror in way that keeps it from obstructing vision. Mine hangs on turn signal handle. Karen Alison should go to China and lecture them about sending us killer viruses.
36 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 8/13/2020 3:57:53 PM (No. 508811)
I wear it to get past the Mask Gestapo at the front door, then hang it off my ear.
48 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/13/2020 3:58:07 PM (No. 508812)
Was it up and keep it in your pocket.
9 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 8/13/2020 3:58:48 PM (No. 508813)
On rear view mirror, gets lots of sun. Very purifying. We only wear ours about once a week.
20 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: cold porridge 8/13/2020 3:59:06 PM (No. 508814)
" and more research emerging that supports wearing them" Another total lie from the Washington Post.
33 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 8/13/2020 4:06:39 PM (No. 508819)
I wear it only when it's mandatory, like in a grocery store. As soon as I walk out the door, it's off my face! I now stopped going to the YMCA (where I paid big money at the beginning of the year because it's the only gym in our small town) because they started enforcing masks at all times, even when working out! I said screw you and screw these stupid masks, I'm not going back!
31 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Blizzard 8/13/2020 4:09:52 PM (No. 508822)
The best location for these masks are the same location for kale... right in the trash can.
31 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/13/2020 4:19:07 PM (No. 508828)
I don't wear one... I never have and I never will. All you have to say is you have a medical condition and 95% of businesses will let you in.
22 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/13/2020 4:22:51 PM (No. 508831)
Read the headline and thought it was a joke. Then I saw WaPo and it all became clear LOL
18 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/13/2020 4:23:57 PM (No. 508832)
I just handwash it every night with soap and hot water then hang it up to dry. I only wear because the governor says so. As soon as this is over, I am going to shred them.
3 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: emmajustin 8/13/2020 4:31:17 PM (No. 508839)
Hey she must have seen me. I dangle it from my rear view mirror. Then park. Then jam it in my pocket. Then put it on as I walk thru the door of the shop. Then after I leave I jam it back in my pocket. Then when I get in my car I dangle it from the rear view mirror.
13 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/13/2020 4:35:48 PM (No. 508841)
I find that if I never wear it, it stays pretty clean.
30 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: padiva 8/13/2020 4:39:35 PM (No. 508844)
#13 there are lots of exercise videos online #14 Kale chips (cooked in an air fryer) are great.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: sanspeur 8/13/2020 4:43:10 PM (No. 508846)
we use old ski gaiters .They are toasty but you can have them in your neck & if some karen approaches pull them up fast .pretend it’s a senior moment .A mask for all seasons and the turquoise is gonna be good if it snows in August i won’t get misplaced in a snow bank .
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/13/2020 4:54:20 PM (No. 508849)
Hmmm, this is a hard one...I use it when I have to and it lays on my car seat to gather germs...How's that?
9 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/13/2020 5:04:43 PM (No. 508865)
Wear pantyhose over your head like a bank robber or a gorilla mask and call that your Covid mask. It works great at convenience stores, schools you walk you dogs around and banks.
6 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: hershey 8/13/2020 5:25:06 PM (No. 508873)
The wierd thing is wearing one into a bank lobby...knowing I am carrying concealed....
7 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: mc squared 8/13/2020 5:28:01 PM (No. 508875)
If some Karen asks me to put it on in their business, I get the one I keep under the seat in my F150. Been there since April - it's dirty and beat up but it meets the requirement.
4 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: LesUNo 8/13/2020 5:33:27 PM (No. 508881)
Only wear disposable and treat accordingly......throw the stupid things away regularly.
0 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 8/13/2020 5:52:45 PM (No. 508900)
Trying since 1945 to prove any mask benefit, and still no benefit documented. So F. you mask dictators. Politicians demand masks pretending that they ( politicians) have an actual value or function.
6 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 8/13/2020 5:53:13 PM (No. 508901)
Hey... If this virus is so deadly that they want to destroy the entire economy and keep us locked up to prevent spreading it... WHY AREN'T THERE THOSE YELLOW AND RED BIOHAZARD DISPOSAL BINS THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO USE FOR ALL OTHER DANGEROUS MEDICAL WASTE ON EVERY STREET CORNER? WHY DON'T WE HAVE TO DON A NEW MASK EVERY TIME LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH REAL BIOHAZARDOUS MATERIALS DO? IF this virus is as deadly as they say it is, then our reusable masks must be as full of deadly germs after a few outings as making out with Typhoid Mary and keeping a rabid raccoon as a pet, while living in a leper colony would be.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart 8/13/2020 6:02:55 PM (No. 508912)
How about you stick your mask where the sun don’t shine.
7 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 8/13/2020 6:36:00 PM (No. 508944)
I have ONE N95 that I had way before all this, and I mostly hold it over my face to walk into a restaurant, or just carry it around in case I am refuse service. Had to use it to day to get he first haircut in 7 months, finally just couldn't stand it any more. Cut off like 3 inches. It sits on the back seat of my car, and gets put over my face 5 - 10 minutes at a time, every other day or so. I hate the damned things. Interesting talking to the woman cutting my hair. She agrees that this is a Dem deal, and that it will "all go away on Nov. 4th". Didn't directly address it but clearly she will be voting Trump.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Jennie C. 8/13/2020 7:02:27 PM (No. 508981)
#1 I'd like to treat it like garbage and pitch it. But our gubernor has made them mandatory in our state, and our stores insist on them as well. So I wear the damn' mask. Someone on Facebook remarked that they're like bras: Uncomfortable and annoying, but everyone can tell if you're not wearing one!
4 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: anniebc 8/13/2020 7:13:52 PM (No. 508997)
Here's my recommendation: File 13.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/13/2020 7:14:15 PM (No. 508998)
I have an idea about where Ms. Chiu can stick her’s.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/13/2020 7:25:03 PM (No. 509016)
I just pull my T shirt up over my nose. Can I catch the bug through my belly button ? I have actually had people ask me where my mask was.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: 4Justice 8/13/2020 7:26:44 PM (No. 509018)
I already got mascne....twice I got a pimple on the end of my nose and they hurt like hell! I hate this whole stupid mask thing!! They say not to let them get damp, but they get damp after wearing it for one minute (15 seconds in the Summertime) and you can't breathe. Cloth masks are so UNHEALTHY, especially here in the U.S. and even worse if you live in dusty areas. I can't afford to buy the disposables either.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: AltaD 8/13/2020 7:28:21 PM (No. 509019)
You can't walk a block in my neighborhood without seeing a parked car that has a mask hanging from rear-view mirror. When I'm not wearing a mask, it's wrapped around my wrist (another common sight in this area), for my husband, it's in a pocket. Is it safe? Don't know, don't care and don't believe they protect anyone anyway.
4 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: Strike3 8/13/2020 7:32:11 PM (No. 509022)
What's next, instructions on how to put on your boxers with the slit in the front or how to make sure the wide part of your bra is in the front because that's where the boobs are? Unless you are a transgender then use the instructions in large print and single syllable words.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: thewarden 8/13/2020 7:36:50 PM (No. 509030)
I only wear into stores (it’s CA) barely...and make a cup with it so my nose looks covered but air is still coming in, and if I’m alone in an aisle, I pull it down below my nose. Comes off entirely the minute I hit the door and into a pocket or my purse. I usually leave it on my dash to bake in the sun as I drive home. I finally washed it yesterday...
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/13/2020 8:37:34 PM (No. 509092)
Clearly, Allyson Chiu found a use for her laptop, about 8 hrs ago. Maybe she can get a better, higher paying job herding cats.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/14/2020 2:46:04 AM (No. 509324)
# 34 and 37 Made my day. Best comments of the week. Hard to type while laughing til you cry.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: HicoKid 8/14/2020 10:31:18 AM (No. 509703)
The authorities only care that your face is covered. There are no requirements for the quality and efficacy of the mask you wear. It could be a piece of burlap, and the authorities would be perfectly happy because they are really stupid. The size of the virus is only 0.1 to 0.3 microns. Now, there's speculation that the virus is airborne. If so, even a good mask will not keep you from being infected.
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