Coronavirus: How to properly use masks and gloves

What you need to know about facemasks

Health care professionals who are facing a shortage of surgical masks and are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic know the importance of how to properly wear and remove personal protective equipment.

Now, you can too.

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Emory University’s serious communicable disease unit has released instructions that show how to properly remove and wear personal protective equipment including masks, gloves and gowns.

Health officials are debating the widespread use of face masks to possibly slow the spread of the coronavirus.

However, if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes its policy, officials would recommend people fashion their own masks and not use surgical masks or other types of masks that are currently in short supply across the country.

FILE PHOTO: Health care professionals who are facing a shortage of surgical masks and are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic know the importance of how to properly wear and remove personal protective equipment.
FILE PHOTO: Health care professionals who are facing a shortage of surgical masks and are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic know the importance of how to properly wear and remove personal protective equipment. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)