Since the outbreak of the pandemic, masks have become a new social norm across the globe. But does the act of wearing a mask keep everyone completely safe from the virus? The answer is a big NO considering other external factors and the way the mask is used.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published warnings and instructions regarding the proper usage of cloth masks, suitable types of masks, and common mistakes to avoid.
Keep on reading to get safety guidelines during the Covid-19!
Be A Wise User When Choosing A Suitable Mask
According to the CDC, along with dozens of medical research, if mask wearers keep fidgeting with their mask or moving it up and down their nose, it’s certainly not a good fit at all.
Then how to know if the mask fits right or not? It’s simple – pay attention to the position of their mask while they’re talking. If it stays stably on the nose bridge, then congratulations, it fits perfectly.
If not, it’s time to think about changing to other mask types or putting faith in more trustable brands! Below are the most alarming aftermaths mask users often ignore, thus signaling the replacement of a new one.
Wearing Unsuitable Masks Provides Almost Zero Protection Against COVID
Scientifically proven, several types of masks are specifically designed to prevent the release of infected respiratory substances that may contain infectious germs. A too-tight or too loose mask, or made from unbreathable materials, will certainly fail this task.
If a mask does not show a good fit with its wearer, the emission of those viral particles mentioned above will happen surprisingly quickly, both outside and inside the mask.
When one wrongly chooses to wear a mask that doesn’t fit right, he will endanger himself and other people around him since ill-suited face masks can transfer the virus-infected droplets from one person to another.
A Wrong Fitting Mask Will Increase The Chance Of COVID Infection
The mere thought of only wearing a mask, whichever type it is, will shield one from the virus attack is alarmingly wrong and irresponsible. The reason is that these ill-fitting masks can not only stand zero chance against COVID infection but also become an indirect means for the virus to spread.
Let’s think about it this way: After a person is in contact with infected surfaces, like the doorknob, he continues to use his hands to adjust or touch his mask unconsciously. That’s when he is vulnerable to the “invasion” of harmful germs and particles.
Then these virus particles quickly enter his body through the most exposed parts – the nose, mouth, and eyes. There stands no chance to stop the spread until this point!
Don’t Forget To Clean The Hands Whenever Touching The Mask
Throwing away the mask whenever it becomes loose or sliding off one’s nose may sound too wasteful and uneconomical during these difficult times. But safety always comes first!
Always bring a hand sanitizer whenever going out and make it a habit of cleaning hands before touching the mask. Cautiousness can go a long way in the persistent “battle” against COVID.
Besides, refrain from having contact with several facial parts, like the nose and mouth, as they are easily exposed to pathogens. The loops around the ears are safer to touch, but don’t let the guard down, and remember to wash hands.
One more extra precaution – stay at least six feet away from people when adjusting the mask to minimize the chance of catching the infection.
How to Check Mask Fit
- Check for gaps by cupping your hands around the outside edges of the mask. Make sure no air is flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
- If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.
Where To Put Trust In A Mask That Fits To Protect Against COVID?
It’s time to open one’s wallet and put trust (and also money) in a suitable mask and trustable brand.
Let’s get familiar with DONY Garment – one of the leading Vietnamese manufacturers in the apparel industry since 2009. Thanks to their success in the DONY Premium Antibacterial Cloth Mask research and production, the company has become a trusted partner in the wholesale industry.
What Makes DONY Mask Different From Others?
Dony masks feature three layers – the innermost owning impressive antibacterial effects, the middle working as a filter, and the outer made from water-resistant materials.
Integrated with nano silver technology, the masks have been certified by CE, TUV Reach, and FDA and adhered strictly to the CDC’s guidelines and regulations.
The mask comes with a convenient design, including a nose clip and elastic ear loops. This, in turn, helps eliminate the discomfort of having to wear the mask for a long time.
This design will also help minimize viral infection and germ spreading through frequent adjustment or object touching. Besides, with reusable and washable features, wearers can rest assured to re-use the mask again and again without losing its antibacterial effect.
The DONY company caters to wholesale orders and bulk orders, offers customization with labels and logos, and supplies free samples.
For a detailed visual look, please access this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcXNj569lA.
Unique Characteristics of DONY Mask
- Retain 99.9% antibacterial capability even after 60 washes.
- Sterilized by EO gas technology.
- Adjustable ear loops, nose clip, and elastic straps for comfort and easy adjustment.
- Resist UV up to 99.9%.
Since the pandemic hasn’t slowed down or come to an end, becoming more aware of one’s health and others’ should be prioritized, starting from choosing and wearing the right mask.
The CDC’s warnings and suggestions regarding face mask usage have been taken more seriously through today’s article. Besides, the knowledge of which types of masks to avoid and how to choose a suitable one will help mask wearers steer clear of potential scams and low-quality products.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
This year, we have found that many international buyers are seeking new suppliers based in nations outside of China and Thailand to purchase many goods and products, including uniforms, workwear, reusable cloth face mask, and protective clothing.
At DONY Garment, we are proud to welcome international customers, especially those based in the US, Canada, the Middle East, and the EU market to discover the professional production line at our factory in Vietnam.
We guarantee our products are of the highest quality, at an affordable cost, and easy to transport across the world.