Proper Face Mask Use
The past two months have really changed what “normal” means to many US citizens and people across the globe. The COVID-19 has changed life as we knew it. While there was a time we could gather in large groups, hug, celebrate, and connect without worry, now we have to be apart, apprehensive about getting together, cautious so as not to spread the virus. Going out in public is no longer just an errand or pastime; now, it’s not only about essential needs like groceries, but about preparing. Our checklist for before leaving the house used to be phone, wallet, keys – now it is phone, wallet, keys, mask.
One piece of cloth can make a huge difference if everyone takes part in this simple habit. Our Pensacola movers explain when to use a face mask and what type is appropriate.
What Type of Cloth Face Covering Should I Use?
A cloth face mask can be made from any household items and can also be made at home. Right now, there is a huge shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare and frontline workers, so finding a mask online or in stores can be difficult. A mask can be made from an old t-shirt, a handkerchief, or even a piece of cloth from your local craft store. Just make sure the material is breathable (100% cotton works best) and that there is a way for the air to be filtered.
When Do I Need to Wear a Face Mask?
As the world slowly starts to reopen, many people are left wondering when to use a face mask. If you are planning on leaving your home to run essential errands, this is precisely when to use a face mask! Beyond running errands, though, the CDC indicates other instances where it’s necessary to wear a face mask.
“A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Cloth face coverings are especially important to wear in public in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1
Who Should Not Wear a Face Mask?
Though this may sound like a funny question considering face masks are meant protect everyone, there are cases where a mask should not be worn. Children that are younger than 2 years of age should not be wearing face mask. The same is true for anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Is Social Distancing Still Necessary When Wearing a Face Mask?
Social distancing is definitely still necessary, even when wearing a face mask. The face mask is simply an additional public safety measure that people can use to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The purpose of the mask is not to protect the person wearing it, but to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from one person to another, especially since people can have COVID-19 and not even know.
If you are planning a move to Pensacola, FL and are looking for professional movers who can help during COVID-19, our Pensacola residential movers are here for you. We have been following the protocols set in place by the CDC, so you can trust that all our movers know when to use a face mask. Contact us today for more information about scheduling your move.
Here at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we thank our clients for trusting us with their relocation. Given the increased attention of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure all clients that their safety and our employees’ safety are a top priority. While we’re experts in moving, we want our clients to know that we’re actively implementing the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we take the proper precautions.
We’ve instructed our employees that experience symptoms, defined by the CDC, to not report to work and instead contact their doctors. We ask that if you or any of your family members have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know immediately so we can take the proper additional precautions.
As a company, we believe in serving our community and supporting each other, especially during difficult times. We believe in the power of us, all of us!
1. Coronavirus.gov – How to protect yourself