Since the onslaught of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), everyone is required to wear a face mask or covering in public spaces throughout the world. This includes both indoor and outdoor spaces (for example, businesses, public buildings, parks) and group living settings (for example, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, apartment and condo complexes), and other places where it’s not possible to stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 can spread the virus through respiratory droplets produced when they cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. They can spread the virus even if they don’t have any symptoms. Masks protect others around you as well as offer some protection to you.

How do masks reduce the spread of COVID-19?

Wearing face masks has been proven to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and decrease hospitalizations and deaths.

COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets, even from people with no symptoms. Masks can stop respiratory droplets before they reach others, preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Wearing masks is one way we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 – in addition to staying at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with and taking other prevention steps. When you do not wear a mask in a public setting, you are at increased risk for being infected with COVID-19 or spreading it to others. If you cannot wear a mask, you should isolate yourself at home.

Wear a mask whenever you leave home and put it on anytime you are around people you don’t live with. If you have a medical or developmental condition that prevents you from wearing a mask or have trouble breathing, there are some other options, such as wearing a face-shield or social distancing.

Using a face mask, even for a long period of time, has not been shown to cause carbon dioxide toxicity in healthy people.

Always wear a mask when you leave home.

It is recommended that everyone wear a mask when they are in a private setting or space with people they don’t live with. For example, everyone should wear a mask at a gathering with family and friends in their backyard or when they are riding in a car. If you are sick, wear a mask at home whenever you are around other people.

It is important to wash your masks regularly, by hand or machine, using detergent. Include your mask with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask. Use the highest heat setting and leave it in the dryer until it’s completely dry. Have a few on hand so you can rotate them for washing and have enough clean ones ready to wear.

At Medzorb®, we have shifted our manufacturing focus to help meet the growing need for personal protective equipment (PPE). We are busy manufacturing soft and sweat absorbent face masks intelligently designed to be effective and comfortable in all weathers. They are washable, lightweight, long-lasting, comfortable, and convenient with unique patterns on them. Recently, double masking has been recommended for increased protection for anyone wearing fabric or non-medical masks. Medzorb® masks are very breathable when doubled up.

Shop our exclusive Medzorb® masks so you and your loved ones can continue to be safe and sweat-free. Your safety and comfort are our priority!

References:
www.cdc.gov
www.usatoday.com