University Health System shows how to make the right fabric mask, proper cleaning protocol

Proper mask protocol

SAN ANTONIO – Now that Mayor Ron Nirenberg has asked residents to wear fabric masks in places where social distancing may be a challenge, people have been asking what makes a good mask.

The folks at University Health System have released some instructions and patterns that were designed and tested by a team of UHS surgeons, nurses and engineers.

University Healthy System run drills, prepares for potential flood of COVID-19 patients

UHS officials are also urging residents to practice social distancing during Easter and Passover.

“Family gatherings are a sure way to spread the virus, and we urge people to find alternative ways to connect with their loved ones during the upcoming holidays,” a news release said.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.


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