Washing your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily is strongly recommended.
Use a bag or bin to store cloth face coverings until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle.
If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on or adjusting the mask, and avoid touching your face.
Discard cloth face coverings that:
- Have stretched out or damaged ties or straps
- No longer cover the mouth and nose
- Don’t stay on the face
- Have any rips or holes in the fabric