How to Launder Your Cloth Masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend face coverings as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This doesn’t mean that you wear the same mask day in and day out. Or shove one in a coat pocket for whenever you need it. Or worse, grab one off the floor of your car when you get where you’re going.
Cloth masks should be washed whenever it gets dirty, or at least daily, according to the CDC. You can include your mask in a washing machine load with your regular laundry, using your normal detergent. Washing by hand is also appropriate, but it’s important to rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent.
Masks can be dried in a warm or hot dryer. If air drying, hang in direct sunlight or dry flat.