The face of the entire world changed due to the COVID-19 virus. The proper name of this virus is SARS-CoV-2 and it is one of the coronaviruses. Firstly, in China, the virus was transmitted from an animal to a human, and since then it has been spreading like a wildfire. WHO declared it a global pandemic and as per the development of the studies on this virus, the guidelines from WHO and CDC keep on changing accordingly.
There is so much information available on the internet regarding this virus that it can be overwhelming to the general public. We all know the basics: Wash/sanitize your hands frequently, maintain social distancing, and wear a face mask. For the former two, things are pretty clear, but the information on the face masks and face-covering keeps on changing.
Allow us to brief you on all about face masks in reference to COVID-19.
When to wear a mask?
- When feeling sick
- While coughing or sneezing
- Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies
- Picking up food from the drive-thru
- Visiting a health care facility/provider
- Traveling by public transportation
- Interacting with customers, clients, or coworkers at essential business settings.
Important: One must have knowledge of what type of masks should be worn by whom.
Face mask hygiene etiquette:
- Always sanitize or wash your hands before you put on your mask
- Make sure your mask is facing the right direction, so your face is not touching the exterior of the mask
- Wear your mask snuggly over both your mouth and nose
- Avoid touching the mask while you’re wearing it
- When you are removing the mask, touch only the attached strings or elastic bands
- After removing the mask, place it on a sanitized surface if you have to wear it again, or simply throw it directly into the wash bin. Then wash your hands again.
How do I make my own mask or face covering?
It is very easy to make a fabric mask at home. You can do so, by watching online YouTube videos on this. But since not all fabrics are the same, fabric/cloth masks are not recommended by the CDC. Read CDC DIY Cloth Face Coverings guidelines.
Information on visors (face shields)
How often should you wash your mask?
Which mask offers the best protection against Sars-CoV-2?
While there are several masks available both online and in stores, from fashionable to single-use, most of them don"t claim to protect you from the Sars-CoV-2 virus. When your and your family"s health is your utmost priority then go for Eco Airmask. This antimicrobial, self-sanitizing, washable/reusable mask, based on BluFenz technology, offers protection against H1N1, Sars-CoV-1, and Sars-CoV-2. Above all, Eco Airmask doesn"t contribute to PPE waste!