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Ask the Answer Person: How should you dispose of COVID-19 masks?

Posted: Tue, Sep 8, 2020 10:21 AM

(Jason asks, "Are used masks a biohazard and if they are considered a biohazard, are there any or will there be any biohazard collection points around the county?")

The Answer Person says: "We checked with the Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Services and were told it's still best for consumers to throw away their masks into a closed garbage can.

COVID-10 advice may change in the future, depending upon what new research concludes, but at this point it's safe to consider a mask just another piece of garbage."