YES. Wearing a mask is an additional public health precaution that you should be taking to reduce the spread of any transmissible illness. However, the CDC continues to recommend practicing social distancing of 6-feet. Masks are not intended to protect the wearer, but rather prevent the spread to others if you are asymptomatic or not.
We recommend double-layered face masks that fit tightly to your face. These masks are comfortable to wear, easy to breathe through, and are recommended for general usage. Our masks are not recommended for use in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily, or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; or use in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high, or use in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.
No. All masks should be washed prior to first use and any reuse afterward. These masks are not sterilized when shipped. A washing machine cycle will properly be able to clean your face masks. We recommending washing routinely depending on use.
Practice extra care when removing your face masks. Remove the mask using the ear-loops. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent cross-contamination, and as always, wash your hands immediately after removing the mask.
Children under the age of 2, anyone who is experiencing trouble breathing, or incapacitated persons or those who are unable to remove a mask without assistance should not use masks.
We manufacture our masks in both Texas and North Carolina. Some fabrics may be made in China or other countries but have been certified by our vendors to be virus-free. It is important to note that we highly encourage anyone receiving a Face Mask Makers masks should wash their masks immediately upon delivery.
For additional information, check with your local public safety advisors on their current safety guidelines.