A 60-second TikTok video is getting attention for the easy mask hack to help make your face covering fit better. Olivia Cui is a dentist who shares her experiences on the social media app. One of her videos shows how to take a loose-fitting medical mask and tighten it up to protect yourself.
Now, this is how she does it. Cui folds the mask in half lengthwise, ties a knot in each earloop, opens the mask, and then tucks the openings on the sides under the earloops. Cui says, “in the absence of N95’s, this might be a good alternative.”
Celebrities, athletes, and influencers are encouraging viewers on TikTok to wear face coverings with #WearAMask and have more than 1.5 billion views in total. In one, science educator Bill Nye explains why the public is being urged to wear masks calling it “a matter literally of life and death” which may help push more people to start wearing their masks.