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Please keep the following in mind:
GotMasksMA requires all collaboration to be done using social distancing. Please arrange for a safe way to pick up or drop off masks without human contact (e.g., leaving masks on a porch). You’re welcomed to have the masks sit in a bag for a 3+ days before exchanging them so the germs die off. We also recommend you get 2 masks per person (so you have one to wear and one in the wash).
When you get your reusable masks: what to do?
Even though everyone is practicing safe practices while making, DO NOT just put on your mask as soon as you get it! You must wash your new mask(s) in hot water and dry on high heat before using it for the first time.
In between wears?
The best bet is to wash your reusable mask after each use in hot water and dry on high heat. Some other options (vetted by a nurse): If you live somewhere sunny, place it in sunlight for several hours (if lying flat, make sure to flip and do the other side!). If you won’t be using it for a while, place it in a cool dry place (brown bag is good) for 3+ days and the germs will die off on their own.