How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

During the ‘unlock phase’, it is important to wear a mask when outdoors. This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission. These infographics are available in English and other Indian languages.

Source: How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

  • Angshuman Kashyap
  • akashyap@ccci.org.in
  • Risk English

Wearing a Mask (Facebook post)

This message, posted on Facebook, reads “When you go out of the house, you must wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”

    Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

    SMS (Soap/sanitizer, Mask, Social distance) is the need of the hour. This infographic designed for the general audience visually explains the do’s and don’ts of wearing a mask correctly. The infographic is available in English and other Indian languages.

    Source: Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

    • Angshuman Kashyap
    • akashyap@ccci.org.in
    • English

    3-D Simulation about Social Distancing

    Scientists who study the transmission of respiratory illnesses like influenza say that infections typically happen when a healthy person comes into contact with respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough, sneeze or breath.

    This simulation, created using research data from the Kyoto Institute of Technology, offers one view of what can happen when someone coughs indoors. A cough produces respiratory droplets of varying sizes. Larger droplets fall to the floor, or break up into smaller droplets.

    Source: 3-D Simulation about Social Distancing

      Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19

      This document is an update of the guidance published on 6 April 2020 and includes updated scientific evidence relevant to the use of masks for preventing transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as practical considerations.

      The main differences from the previous version include the following:

      • Updated information on transmission from symptomatic, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people infected with COVID-19, as well as an update of the evidence of all sections of this document
      • New guidance on the targeted continuous use of medical masks by health workers working in clinical areas in health facilities in geographical areas with community transmission1 of COVID-19
      • Updated guidance and practical advice for decisionmakers on the use of medical and non-medical masks by the general public using a risk-based approach
      • New guidance on non-medical mask features and characteristics, including choice of fabric, number and combination of layers, shape, coating and maintenance

      Source: Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19

        Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection for Prevention of COVID-19

        Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes COVID-19 and is spread personto-person through close contact.

        The authors of this article aimed to investigate the effects of physical distance, face masks, and eye protection on virus transmission in health-care and non-health-care (eg, community) settings. They did a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the optimum distance for avoiding person-toperson virus transmission and to assess the use of face masks and eye protection to prevent transmission of viruses.

        The findings of this systematic review and meta-analysis support physical distancing of 1 m or more and provide quantitative estimates for models and contact tracing to inform policy. Optimum use of face masks, respirators, and eye protection in public and health-care settings should be informed by these findings and contextual factors. Robust randomised trials are needed to better inform the evidence for these interventions, but this systematic appraisal of currently best available evidence might inform interim guidance.

        Source: Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection for Prevention of COVID-19

          Playbook for Mask Use

          Playbook for Pandemic Response, an initiative led by Final Mile, is a real time documentation of strategies and solutions impacting behavioral outcomes critical to pandemic response that can immediately be used by a variety of stakeholders. This particular playbook addresses mask usage.

          Source: Playbook for Mask Use

            When and How to Use Masks

            This page offers detailed instruction on how to put on a mask, use it, and dispose of it to prevent infection with COVID-19.

            Included are infographics, posters, and instructional videos.

            Source: When and How to Use Masks