How Often Should I Wash My Mask?
Be honest. How many times do you wash your face mask after each wear? Do you know how often you’re supposed to wash it?
“You should wash your cloth mask after each use,” says Robin Patel, MD, the president of the American Society for Microbiology. “Masks can be washed with your regular laundry with detergent. Dry your mask in the dryer on the highest heat setting or air dry in direct sunlight.”