Coronavirus myths vs facts: Microwaving your mask does not kill germs

Reporter: Corey Lazar
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It’s Friday, and that means WINK News is helping you sort out what is fact and what is not when it comes to protecting yourself from COVID-19.

First myth: Microwaving your mask will kill the germs

False: The CDC recommends you wash your face mask in the washing machine and dry it or replace the filters used.

Second myth: Drinking lots of water prevents your from getting coronavirus

False: While staying hydrated is healthy and it also helps in the recovery process—doctors say just drinking lots of water will not prevent COVID-19.

Third myth: Taking a hot bath prevents you from getting sick.

False: Trying to raise your body temperature does not prevent you from contracting the virus.

For more information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 visit the CDC website here.

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