WHY FACE MASKS
Face masks have become a global public discourse, following a drastic increase of COVID-19 infections across the world. As a part of a COVID-19 preventative intervention, among others, wearing a face mask has been seen as a grand stark commodity for many people.
Cloth masks can be utilised in public spaces where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
We advise on the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
The disclaimer: These face mask will absolutely not prevent you from contracting COVID-19 but will stop you from coughing and sneezing onto others and will also assist you as a reminder to not touch your face or your nose. Helps you to feel like you have some sort of a barrier when being in public.
Purchased with full knowledge of what these fabric masks are intended to be. No refunds or returns, the sale is final. Made locally and we are upholding strict cleaning procedures and we are closed to the public. Regardless, we encourage you to wash your mask before first wear and wash your hands when you first take it out of the bag.
These are not medical-grade masks and should not be used as an N-95 substitute. The cloth face coverings recommended by the CDC are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. These products are for personal use.
The mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; or (3) in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.