Where Should I Throw Out or Properly Dispose Of a Coronavirus Covid-19 Mask?

How do I safely remove gloves worn to prevent Covid-19?

The CDC recommends using one hand (with the glove still on) to grab at palm area of the glove on the opposite hand and peel it off, because the outside surface of the gloves is contaminated.  Hold the glove while sliding your fingers of your ungloved hand under the glove that is still on at the wrist area and pull it off.  Lastly, dispose of both gloves properly in the trash.  When you’re finished removing the gloves be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol.  Watch video of proper method to safely remove gloves here.

How do I safely remove masks and respirators worn to prevent coronavirus?

The CDC instructs to grasp the bottom ties of the mask first, and then the ones at the top in order to avoid touching the front of the mask.  They also instruct to avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, or mouth).  If the mask is disposable throw it away in a garbage can, in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.  If the mask is cloth, place it directly in your washing machine.  As stated earlier, be sure to wash you hands thoroughly or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  
If we work together and do our part in properly disposing of personal protective equipment (PPE) we will slow the spread of the Coronavirus - Covid-19.  Save the planet, save lives, and discard PPE responsibly.  Please do your part to slow the spread and save lives. This article has been appropriately written on Earth Day.  

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