NEW ORLEANS, LA – As the threat of Coronavirus continues into the month of September, face coverings remain a part of our everyday lives.
According to WGNO Teaching Doctor, Dr.Rachel, you should disinfect your mask every day!
“To disinfect your mask is simple and only requires a few ingredients. Most important ingredient to disinfect your mask, is non-scented bleach.” Said Dr. Rachel.
There are two ways.
1) In a bowl mix:
-Gallon of hot water
-1/3 cup of bleach (non-scented)
-Quart of hot water (32 ounces)
-Four teaspoons of bleach
2) Soak mask in mixture for 5 minutes
OPTIONAL: Add a couple drops of detergent to help mask bleach smell and remove stains
3) Lay flat to dry. Sunlight is best.
*It is OK to throw your mask in with laundry. Make sure water and dryer settings are on HOT*