Cowley County has worked hard to flatten the curve together. To keep protecting one other as Kansas reopens, local healthcare providers recommend that community members wear a mask in public.
Initiated by the Community Health Center in Cowley County, the “mask up” campaign is endorsed by the City-Cowley County Health Department, South Central Kansas Medical Center and William Newton Hospital. To help the people of Cowley County to stay healthy, these partners have developed this how-to guide for wearing masks.
• We can all protect each other.
• Your mask protects me and my mask protects you.
• Ages 2 and younger as well, as those with respiratory conditions should not wear a mask.
• Cloth masks that cover your mouth and nose.
• Best mask material is tightly woven/high thread count material.
• Six feet away from others whenever possible (two arms lengths approximately).
• Coronavirus can be transmitted by speech, cough or sneeze.
• Mask up anytime you’re in close contact with others in public.
• Outside on walks or activities.
• In your home or vehicle.
• Grocery stores.
• Doctor’s offices and hospitals.
• Mask up anywhere social distancing is difficult to maintain.
• There’s no way to know if you are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic.
• Your mask protects others if you are infected; theirs protects you from potential infection.
• You never know who is at risk or who has been exposed.
• Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Cover your mouth and nose with the mask, and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
• Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp. It is not recommended to reuse disposable masks. Wash cloth masks daily. Do not share masks.
• Remove it from behind (don’t touch the front of the mask). Discard immediately in a closed bin. Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
To learn more about face coverings, visit bit.ly/ClothMasksCDC.