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How to wash a cloth mask
- Wash the mask in soap or detergent, preferably with hot water
Wash the mask in the washing machine with other clothes
- Dry the mask using a dryer or lay out flat to air dry. If possible, place the cloth mask in direct sunlight.
The recommendation to wear a face mask does not apply to children, individuals with breathing difficulties, and those who have physical conditions that make it difficult to wear a mask.
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Last reviewed: March 2023