AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Healthcare workers say there is a right way and a wrong way to wear a face mask.
Masks should cover the wearer’s nose and mouth to help prevent the spread of water droplets.
Masks should also properly fit the wearer: not too big and not too small.
With children back in school, the best masks are the ones children will keep on all day.
Nurse Practitioner Kathrine Wright said children should wash their hands before removing their masks.
Children can wear cloth masks multiple times but eventually, the masks need to be washed.
What about wearing neck gaiters or bandannas?
A recent study by Duke University showed the use of gaiters might be counterproductive.
What if you have no symptoms?
"You may not be symptomatic," Nurse Practitioner Elaina Ponder said. "If you cough, sneeze, or just talk in general, you can still be spreading droplets."
Of course, everyone is reminded to wash their hands and social distance.