Whether wearing gloves or not, it’s a good idea to avoid touching your face, including your mouth, nose and eyes.
“If you’re wearing gloves and touch a contaminated surface and then touch your nose, eyes or mouth, you can still transmit the virus and get sick,” Harris says.
Ideally, dispose of a glove immediately in a lined trash can after touching a surface that might be contaminated.
“Contamination can spread if a person wearing gloves touches a contaminated surface and then turns around and touches something else, such as a door handle, without removing the gloves,” she notes. “If you remove the glove and wash your hands properly before touching the door handle, you’ll limit the risk of contaminating it.”