Versus the Virus
Versus the Virus
Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands.— CDC (@CDCgov) April 18, 2020
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Wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s.” If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should NOT wear a face covering.— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) April 14, 2020
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Growing evidence suggests #COVID19 can spread before people show symptoms (pre-symptomatic) and from people who have #coronavirus but never show symptoms (asymptomatic).— CDC (@CDCgov) April 27, 2020
Cloth face coverings help prevent spread of COVID-19 in these situations.
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Keeping It Simple
Cloth Face Covers
Double-layered cloth face covers with comfort stretch ear loops ensure a flush fit around the nose and mouth. These masks should be washed before reusing to minimize risk of contamination.
Wear a Cloth Face Cover
The CDC recommends covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, even if you do not feel sick.
When you have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities, it's important to wear a mask to protect other people just in case you are infected, but are not showing symptoms.
Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing.
What you need to know
Information You Can Trust
By now, just about everyone has heard of COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, and the havoc it's been wreaking upon life as we know it. There's a lot of information and misinformation out there, so we want to set the record straight with facts supported by the Centers for Disease Control as well as the World Health Organization.
How does it spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, through close contact (less than 6 feet).
The virus spreads through tiny respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks.
Avoid Close Contact
Keep a minimum 6 feet of distance between you and other people when you do have to venture outside the house. When you can, just stay home instead!
Try to limit your excursions to once a week or less to limit your contact with other people. When you do go out, keep your face covered for your protection and for the protection of those around you.
Cover coughs and sneezes
If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
What the Filter
PM2.5 — Super Tiny Particles
Each of our filtered masks include a PM2.5 filter with the mask. PM2.5 means that the filter is rated to filter particles that are 2.5 micrometers small.
This is smaller than pollen, and about 3% of the width of human hair.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. A face mask is a great way to prevent yourself from touching your face in public.
Clean and Disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.