Washing & Drying

Wash your mask

Please follow the CDC for the latest updates:

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html

Wash your cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If you have a disposable face mask, throw it away after wearing it once.

Using a washing machine

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry.
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.
illustration, washing machine

 

By hand

  • Wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap.
laundry detergent

 

Dry your mask

Dryer

  • Dry your mask completely in a warm or hot dryer
Illustration clothes in dryer

 

Air dry

  • Hang your mask in direct sunlight to dry completely. If you cannot hang it in direct sunlight, hang or lay it flat and let it dry completely.
illustration, cloth masks hanging on a clothes line