Nfld. & Labrador

How to wear a mask properly: Tips from an expert

Wearing a cloth mask when you go out in public can help stop the virus from spreading. But to protect yourself, you need to know how to properly put it on and take it off. Watch an expert demonstration.

How hard can it be? Watch and learn

It's become one of the most recognizable symbols of the pandemic.

In just a few weeks, face masks have become a common sight on Canadian streets. Following the advice of the country's chief medical officer, many people have taken to wearing some sort of face covering when they venture out of their protective bubble.

But while wearing a mask can help stop the virus from spreading, you need to protect yourself while wearing one. That means properly putting on and taking off the mask, not touching it while wearing it, and washing your hands before and after.

So watch and learn.

The above demonstration was provided at the Newfoundland and Labrador daily public briefing. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Janice Fitzgerald reads the instruction, while the demo is conducted by Brenda Earles, an infection prevention and control specialist. 

Read more from CBC Newfoundland & Labrador


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?