If you’ve been donning a face mask every day and wondering if you have the right one—or the best one—or the most-approved one—we’re here to help. The wide range of face coverings sported by people these days is breathtaking. Pun intended. Many comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Others might not. And depending on what you do, it might not matter. Here’s a rundown of the face covering terminology and types that can help you decide which to use.
We get it. Choosing the appropriate face mask for yourself or employees can be a challenge.
Of course, you want protection….
Style is a definite plus….
Comfort is key too, especially if you have to wear a mask all day at school or work.
For most people, the choice comes down to reusable cloth masks or disposable face masks, such as surgical masks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends simple cloth face coverings for members of the public, and they suggest washing them every day in the laundry. Simple is good, right?
On Monday, September 21, the CDC took back some of its previous guidance on coronavirus, and it was….well, a bit confusing. Even the World Health (WHO) was confused.
In its own words, the CDC said that it “erroneously posted guidance saying the coronavirus spreads through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond 6 feet.” What does this mean? That the guidance is still correct but the CDC didn’t mean to post it? Or that the CDC believes coronavirus does not spread through airborne particles? That it cannot travel beyond six feet? Or that it can’t be spread by particles that do not remain suspended? The agency did not exactly say that either.
Lets be honest, nothing is for certain and there has been pretty terrible guidance from the top on these safety questions. But the group of entrepreneurs that we’ve seen with the most hustle has to be salon owners. When your family dream of opening your own business is on the line you just do what you have to do to get it done. There are no guarantees but there is evidence that opening can be safe when its done right – and if you’re fighting to keep your dream alive it doesn’t mean you need to be reckless – you need balance. Here at CPD we’re spending time with a group that just recently got to re-open in our local area – Salons and Spas. In polling salons, we started by giving you a care package specifically designed to allow a stylist with a single station to get what they need to start right away. Its our Hair Salon Re-Opening Kit and its specially priced to be about 25% below the list price of buying all the parts separately but more importantly it provides enough disposable masks, wipes, and sanitizer to keep your station clean for a month or more.
Smoke-driven air quality is once again an issue throughout CA – also happens to be the home of the Care Package Direct team. We’re in the process of helping friends and family with evacuation plans which is heart-breaking but we’re doing what we can to help. For everyone else there is the air quality. It can cause activation of asthma issues, COPD, and worse if it gets really bad. There are things that everyone could do. I believe Kaiser Permanente had summarize thing quite nicely and its worth summarizing and providing these resources to everyone. And if there is anything else we can do to help, we’ll be here.