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Coronavirus Information

How to put on a KN95/N95 mask

January 17, 2022

The following video created by RRC Polytech Safety and Health Services gives step-by-step instructions on how to properly don and doff (put on and take off) a KN95 or an N95 mask.

Putting on your mask:

  • Wash or sanitize your hands
  • Take your mask by the straps and put them behind your ears
  • Ensure the bottom of the mask fully covers your chin
  • Once your mask is in place, gently press the nose piece so it fits snug against your face

How to remove your mask:

  • Hold the straps to remove the mask, avoiding contact with the front of your mask
  • Discard the mask
  • Wash or sanitize your hands

For more information about RRC Polytech’s mask requirement, visit or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions not covered on the website, please contact Safety and Health Services at