Face Masks, a Safe Lifestyle Choice in Uncertain Times
To mask or not to mask? In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, public health experts said healthy people did not need to wear face masks to protect themselves. But the U.S. Surgeon General and other health experts quickly changed their tune as new evidence showed that face masks were effective against the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus.
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now states that cloth face coverings should be worn in public settings. And recently, Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles issued a mandate to all "Angelenos" to wear face masks where social distancing measures are hard to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies. Health experts recommend that people use cotton-based coverings while reserving surgical or specialized N95 masks for health care providers.
Most Protective Fabric Choice for Face Masks
Recent studies from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and other health institutions show that tightly woven, 100% cotton fabric is best for both breathability and protection. It also confirms that face masks constructed with two cotton fabric layers are just as effective as surgical masks. Providing even more protection, are cotton face masks designed with pocket filters to ward off airborne coronavirus droplets from penetrating to your mouth and nose.
CottonCoverUp Pocket-Filter Fashion Face Masks
Our pocket-filter face masks are made with two layers of cotton poplin fabric and come with a high-grade, replaceable filter. They not only offer ultimate protection, they also add an element of fun and fashion. In this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, and in uncertain times, CottonCoverUp face masks provide a sense of safety and awaken hope to express our public self in new and creative ways.
Written by staff member
- Mary Ninow