Guide to Facemasks and Cloth Face Coverings

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Cloth face coverings can be an effective way of preventing spread of infectious diseases. Face coverings provide the best protection to the wearer if they are 1) the right type for the situation, 2) worn properly and 3) handled properly. Wearing a cloth face covering can decrease risk but does not provide complete protection. Other risk reduction measures should also be followed, like physical distancing, hand-washing and hand sanitizer usage, and avoiding touching eyes, mouth and nose.

Find below a selection of resources on cloth face coverings developed by NC State Extension’s Food Safety team: