Face Coverings Compared
Along with hand washing & social distancing wearing a face covering is one of the best ways to keep everyone safe right now. The CDC is recommending everyone wear appropriate face coverings as a voluntary public health measure and in Canada the government has provided guidelines on non-medical masks and face coverings. We put together a quick overview on the different types of face coverings and how the compare.
An N95 respirator is a protective device designed with a close fitting face seal, in laboratory conditions they filter 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles(1). The CDC does not recommend that the general public purchase N95 respirators for protection as N95s are in limited supply at this time and should be reserved for health care workers and other medical front line workers.
CLOTH FACE COVERINGS
Both Canada and US authorities are saying cloth face coverings may provide protection from virus transmission can useful for short periods of time, when physical distancing is not possible in public settings, such as when grocery shopping or using public transit. We do not recommend reusable masks as they can become contaminated with re-use.
DISPOSABLE FACE COVERINGS
Disposable face covering like Daily Care's personal protection masks offer 3-layers of protection, are highly breathable and have a comfortable fit. These masks are certified to GB/T32610 standards with a 95% bacterial filtration efficiency.
Randomized studies, have found that surgical masks provide similar protection to N95 respirators in preventing influenza. Always dispose of a mask by the ear-loops after use and wash your hands.
Our masks also meet Canada's guidelines for appropriate use of non-medical mask or face coverings (2).
✅ Allow for easy breathing,
✅ Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops.
✅ Be comfortable and not require frequent adjustment
✅ Be made of at least 2 layers of tightly woven material fabric
✅ Be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth