It is a fact that PPE has been installed in ordinary life until a vaccine or effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is found. Therefore, we continue to address issues related to their use that do not compromise their effectiveness.
We see on the streets and in public places how some citizens take off their masks and, after folding them, carefully put them in a pocket. But this is something that not only does not help to preserve their anti-propagatory or contaminating power, but perhaps multiplies it, since pockets are not the most appropriate place to keep a hygienic mask, as they are usually a source of contamination.
Similarly, it is not a good idea to take the mask off and leave it on the table, or on a piece of furniture, as this will expose it to external contaminating agents and by reusing it, without realising it, we may be contributing to our own viral infection.
Therefore, as the health authorities usually indicate, the best thing to do is to keep the masks in a paper or cloth bag that we use exclusively for this purpose. This is the only way we can make effective this which, for the moment, has become our best weapon against COVID-19.