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Don’t wear your mask while driving

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Or she was texting, or distracted. Or has some other condition.

If health care workers wear them through a shift, running back and forth to various patients, and don't pass out, why would someone sitting still in a car pass out?

However, there's no point if you're alone, and they do make my face hot, while my breath makes the mask damp. I always remove it until I need it again.
 

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Or she was texting, or distracted. Or has some other condition.

If health care workers wear them through a shift, running back and forth to various patients, and don't pass out, why would someone sitting still in a car pass out?

However, there's no point if you're alone, and they do make my face hot, while my breath makes the mask damp. I always remove it until I need it again.

maybe health care is changing them enough to get fresh air?
Or she had hers on all day or too tight??

who knows?
People need to learn to think. Don’t drink drano or do shots of Mr. Clean
 
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Maybe she hadn’t eaten ( ie - mask on for hours) - and was affected by low blood sugar -

or maybe she was just a lousy driver .
 

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When we walk, we see so many people wearing their mask in the car. Unless you are a cab/uber driver, etc., we can't figure out why there are wearing it.

We also see many couples/single people that are just walking the neighborhood like us - we are not in a heavy traffic area - we don't wear it. Sometimes we take it with us and have it around our neck but there is no need to because we just go in the street or across the street, etc. Definitely in a busy area - but where we sometimes walk, no need to. Perhaps they feel better or think they must wear it anytime they are out of the house.

Everyone would be passing out if it was the mask.
 

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A few weeks ago I read somewhere that you had to leave it on when you were in your car because you were to think of it as being contaminated. The advice was if you had worn it out in public, wear it in the car, then put it in the washer or hand wash it immediately upon entering your house. I can't find the article, but I definitely read that advice. I have not followed it though. That is one of those areas where I am willing to roll the dice.

Btw, I agree with Anna, if the mask was the cause then we'd see it a lot more. This seems like poor speculation about the cause of the crash more than anything.
 

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A few weeks ago I read somewhere that you had to leave it on when you were in your car because you were to think of it as being contaminated. The advice was if you had worn it out in public, wear it in the car, then put it in the washer or hand wash it immediately upon entering your house. I can't find the article, but I definitely read that advice. I have not followed it though. That is one of those areas where I am willing to roll the dice.

Btw, I agree with Anna, if the mask was the cause then we'd see it a lot more. This seems like poor speculation about the cause of the crash more than anything.

You are correct in your reasoning here technically. Proper mask care is to wash you hands immediately before and after handling the mask. If you are in your vehicle and not wearing it - then you are touching all kinds of surfaces and yourself before putting the mask on when you exit the vehicle. This can result in contamination of the surface of the mask prior to wearing it - which can harm both the person who wears the mask and those around you if your breathing propels the contaminated particles into the air. When you remove the mask you should immediate wash your hands and also wash the mask.

Am I doing any of this? Not yet - but our state just mandated the use of face masks in public effective this coming Tuesday. Masks are only required if using any kind of ride sharing or public transport for vehicles though - they are not required in your own vehicle if you are alone.


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You are correct in your reasoning here technically. Proper mask care is to wash you hands immediately before and after handling the mask. If you are in your vehicle and not wearing it - then you are touching all kinds of surfaces and yourself before putting the mask on when you exit the vehicle. This can result in contamination of the surface of the mask prior to wearing it - which can harm both the person who wears the mask and those around you if your breathing propels the contaminated particles into the air. When you remove the mask you should immediate wash your hands and also wash the mask.

Am I doing any of this? Not yet - but our state just mandated the use of face masks in public effective this coming Tuesday. Masks are only required if using any kind of ride sharing or public transport for vehicles though - they are not required in your own vehicle if you are alone.


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This. I have a couple of N95s from yard work. I put it on when I reach my first store (car has not been used for 4+ days so no virus there) and keep it on until I get home, wash my hands and then take off the mask. DH and I tried wearing homemade masks when out for our walk but couldn't breathe well. Our walks are not leisurely, but fast paced to get our heart rates up and get some exercise. From all I've read, I don't think wearing masks outdoors do much...it's indoors you really need to wear them.

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I think I posted this in the humor section a while back...The Covid-19 fashionista as she forays out into the big bad world to forage for that elusive toilet paper.
 

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A few weeks ago I read somewhere that you had to leave it on when you were in your car because you were to think of it as being contaminated. The advice was if you had worn it out in public, wear it in the car, then put it in the washer or hand wash it immediately upon entering your house. I can't find the article, but I definitely read that advice ...

I read that too and that's the advice we're following. The thinking is if you don't touch the mask, you won't contaminate the car. When we go to the store, we put the mask on when we arrive and don't remove it until we get home at which point it goes into a paper bag and lives in the garage until I launder it. So, I will be seen driving with a mask on but only on the way home from the store.
 

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I question every time I see someone wearing a mask in a car -- what do they think the mask is protecting them from? The level of unfounded fear is off the chart in this country. :wall:

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I totally agree. Rick was an EMT and has medical masks that he had to buy for his own protection, but he rarely wore them before he retired. Now the guys are wearing them all of the time, and they are not comfortable. Why do that to yourself? They make your face sweat and your glasses will fog up. Then you cannot see. :)

My stepdad is staying at home all of the time. We have been getting his groceries these last few weeks, and we pick ours up at King Soopers. He has been wiping his surfaces in the kitchen with antibacterial wipes constantly. I told him to stop doing that because he isn't being exposed to anything out there. His yard is huge, and he is out in it now, doing his weeding and mowing and fertilizing. That is not going to get him sick. I worry that he is taking things a bit too far. The paranoia, I just cannot get over it.
 
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