DISCLAIMER: These face masks are NOT meant to replace surgical face masks. Proper use of a surgical mask is still the best way to prevent coronavirus infection.
What is the mask made of?
Different masks will have different materials. The spot print mask is cotton, and the full color mask is a poly/cotton blend.
Will it cover the nose and mouth?
Yes, with ties to hold it on one’s head.
What are the dimensions of the mask?
6.25” x 4.25” (not including the loops).
Is the mask adjustable?
This mask is adjustable to most faces. As these masks are adult sized they are not recommended for children.
Does the mask work against dust/dirt/pollen/etc?
The fabrics in this mask and layers of protection do help particles of dust, dirt, & pollen in the air from being breathed in.
How is it in relation to an N95 mask?
An N95 mask is a respirator mask that is surgical grade. These are not the same, and are non-medical grade masks.
Will this protect against Covid-19?
These are non-medical “civilian” cloth masks. They serve as an additional line of defense and follow the CDC directive recommending the “use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of Covid-19” by all people in public settings “where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (eg. grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community based transmission.”
CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
Can doctors and nurses wear the mask at the hospital?
These masks on their own are not sufficient for doctors or nurses in surgical and medical situations. They can however be worn over disposable surgical masks as an added layer of protection.
These masks are not medical grade and are not to take the place of the N95 masks. They are not suitable for use in a surgical setting or where there would be significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, use in a clinical setting, or use in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.
If I’m sick, will it be sufficient to protect those around me?
We make no guarantees that these will prevent anyone sick from spreading a virus, however they follow CDC recommendations that any cloth mask worn can help the spread of disease.
These are simply an added defense to pair with normal distancing measures and safety measures of someone that is ill or infected with a respiratory disease.