SPS Nurse Notes – Proper Face Coverings

Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman, issued Order 20-03 which states every person in Washington State must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when they are outside of their house, mobile home, apartment, condominium, hotel or motel room, or other dwelling unit. Since some may be infected with the COVID-19 virus without showing any signs or symptoms such as a cough or fever, wearing a face covering is key in slowing the spread of the virus. Some examples of face coverings include cloth masks, bandanas, scarves , surgical masks, and N95 masks. To effectively decrease the chance of infection, face covering should be worn properly. A proper face covering has to cover both your entire nose and mouth, otherwise you increase the chance of being infected. We can all do our small part in containing the COVID-19 virus by wearing our face coverings properly!

Additional Resources:

How to Make a Face Mask

Public Service Announcement from U.S. Defense Secretary, Gen. (Ret.) James Mattis  (YouTube Link)

Face Coverings and Social Distance Reduce the Risk |  (SPANISH)

COVID-19 Safety Requirements for All Washington Employers