To maximize the protection that our masks provide, we recommend following the steps below: Wash your hands well first of all. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family so they don't get sick. During the coronavirus 19 disease pandemic (COVID-19), it is particularly important to keep your hands clean to help prevent the spread of the virus primarily at the time of putting on masks. Key times to wash your hands You can help keep yourself and your loved ones healthy by washing your hands often, especially during the following key times when you are most likely to get and spread microbes: Before, during and after preparing food Before eating Before and after caring for someone in your home who is vomiting or has diarrhea Before and after treating a cut or wound After going to the bathroom After changing diapers or cleaning a child who has gone to the bathroom After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal feces After handling pet food or treats After touching the trash And before putting on the masks Always follow these five steps: Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and lather your hands. Rub your hands together with the soap until it foams. Rub the foam over the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Rub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Do you need something to measure time? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice from start to finish. Rinse your hands well under clean running water. Dry them with a clean towel or in the air.