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The Eastsider has asked the health care specialists and scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Boyle Heights to help inform our readers about coronavirus and provide some guidance and information in response to the many questions related to the disease and related issues.

If you have a question to be considered for future posts, please submit them here with your name.  

This week's question about negative test results is being addressed by Neha Nanda, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship at Keck Medicine of USC.

Question: Since people are using reusable masks, how often should they be washed? Is normal detergent, water temp & wash times enough?

If you have a question to be considered for future posts, please submit them here with your name.  

Disclaimer: The guidance provided in this story is intended for informational purposes only. 

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