Wearing a face mask is an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 but, for a mask to be effective, it should be cleaned after each use. Disposable, surgical masks can’t be laundered, but cloth face masks can and should be cared for using these simple cleaning tips: Wash any worn mask at […]
How to keep cool in a face covering
As you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, hat, water and face covering or mask. That’s right; masks are now a go-to tool to keep each other safe – not from the sun, but from the COVID-19 virus. The CDC continues to recommend wearing face coverings in public […]
Why and when to mask?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, especially how we interact with others. As businesses and public places begin to open again, it’s not hard to see that face masks and coverings have become part of our new normal. What may not be as easy to understand is why masks help prevent the […]
Take 5: Avoid these common mask mistakes
As the responsible restart of Ohio begins, face coverings have become a familiar sight as people try to prevent exposure of COVID-19. While wearing a mask can help, it’s important to remember that a mask only works when worn and cared for correctly. Masks come in all types of shapes and sizes, but these common […]
Help Akron Children’s protect our patients and staff with DIY face masks
UPDATE 5-28-20: Akron Children’s Hospital is grateful to every individual and organization in our community who rallied to support our caregivers and patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Due to your generosity, we now have enough cloth masks available to bridge the gap as personal protective equipment becomes less scarce. If you have been making masks and […]
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