I don't have a mask. Where can I get one?
If you don’t have a mask, check out the “Mask for Every Utahn” initiative offered by the State of Utah in partnership with the Utah Manufacturers Association. This initiative is designed to help Utahns who may not have a face mask and are returning to the workplace or going out in public.
Wear a Mask to Prevent the Spread
How do I wear a mask?
Start by placing your mask over your mouth and nose with clean hands, then tie it behind your head or loop behind your ears, making sure it fits snugly. Make sure to cover your nose and your mouth. Once in place, avoid touching your mask. Remove your mask by untying or lifting from the ear loops, avoiding touching the front of the mask or your face. Wash your hands immediately after removing.
How can I protect myself?
The best way to protect yourself from contracting coronaviruses is by using the same daily habits that help prevent the spread of many viruses, including the common cold and the flu. To help prevent the spread of disease always:
- Wear a cloth face covering in public places where it’s hard to keep a six-foot distance from other people. Face coverings, combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, can help slow the spread of disease.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Wash with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you’re sick (and keep sick children home from school).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.