Why Do We Wear Masks to Stop Germs?

What Are Germs?

Germs are tiny organisms like bacteria and viruses that can make us sick.

How Do Germs Spread?

Germs spread through the air when people cough, sneeze, or talk.

What is a Mask?

A mask is a piece of fabric that covers your nose and mouth.

Masks block droplets that carry germs, keeping them from reaching others.

How Do Masks Work?

There are different types of masks, like cloth masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks.

Types of Masks

When Should We Wear Masks?

We should wear masks in crowded places, during flu season, or when someone is sick.

Wearing Masks Correctly

Masks should cover your nose and mouth completely and fit snugly against the sides of your face.

Benefits of Wearing Masks

Masks help protect you and others from getting sick, especially during outbreaks.

Reusable masks should be washed regularly, and disposable masks should be thrown away after use.