How to Use and Care for your Face Protection
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Give away Instructions
Please place Face Cover in hot dryer for 10 minutes to sterilize then with clean tongs pick the mask out of the dryer and place in a zip lock bag…If multiple masks are in the bag… use untouched tongs ends to retrieve…make sure to follow 1‐4.
1. Wash your hands before putting on your Face Cover.
2. Tie the longer strings almost on top of your head like in the picture.
3. Tie shorter strings behind the neck.
4. Stay 6 feet away from everyone.
5. Wash your hands before taking it off.
To Insert Filter: untie knots at one end and lay flat, place 1/4 or 1/2 of a non woven cotton material(paper towel, paper napkin, tissue, coffee filter, or for maximum protection a HEPA filter cut from a vacuum cleaner bag between the fabric, then push the sides down to 3" and knot.
This is YOUR Face Cover. Help protect your family and co‐workers by using it properly. Always wash your hands before putting it on. Wash the mask with soap and water before you go to bed and it should be dry in the am. Put in a washer and dryer in a sock with other clothes or buy itself in a sock or laundry bag. 15 minutes in a hot dryer kills the virus. According to Johns Hopkins the virus will only live for 4 hours on cotton, 24 hours on paper 48 on cardboard 4‐5 days on stainless steel, glass and plastic. No one knows who has the virus, you may be a carrier. It is believed thath the population doesn’t know they have it as they are spreading it. Wearing the mask will help protect others and keep you from touching your face.
This is not a N95 mask.
For added protection, use the pocket. Simply untie the top knots or the bottom knots, straighten the fabric out and add paper filter.. Coffee filter, paper towel, toilet tissue, paper napkins and HEPA vacuum cleaner bags will work. Secure the filter by squashing the fabric and the filter down to 3” on either side and knotting. 1 half sheet of paper towel will keep the fabric away from your lips… much cooler ….Enjoy your face protection.
WHY WEAR ONE? To protect others and yourself. These face covers replicate surgical masks and are an excellent way to prevent you from unknowingly giving Covid‐19 to others. We know that a person becomes infectious and can spread the virus 3‐5 days before developing symptoms. A simple sneeze or clearing your throat can spew virus for up to 6 feet which can be dramatically reduced by a face cover. Masks worn properly may also help protect you from a sneeze or cough from another person. More importantly they keep you from touching your face. Viruses can be spread by finger contact with a doorknob or other surface that has been contaminated then touching your eyes or nose. On average we touch our face 94 times per day. Wearing a face cover prevents that inadvertent scratch of your nose or eyes. These are comfortable and easy to use.
Remember to also wash your hands frequently, at least once every hour during the day. Wear your cover to protect your loved ones, friends, society, and yourself. It is a statement: I CARE ABOUT OTHERS !!!
“I’ve seen a lot of surgical masks. This one has a unique pouch which can hold additional disposable tissue paper for added protection, and the optional nose wire can ensure a tighter and more comfortable fit”
Dr. Kevin Wheelan
P.S. Surgeons don’t like the behind the ear elastic masks because they are uncomfortable during long operations and they do not provide the protection of the two‐string approach.
The knots are slipping through the sleeve. What can I do?
Simply included the fabric when you tie the knots
I would like to have elastic for occasional use, what can I do?
We are selling conversion kits on the website. It is easy to do and you can switch back and forth. There is an instructional video, too.
The mask is hot, what can I do?
Insert a filter of your choice, the paper towel is generally the coolest.
Why fabric and paper combo?
According to a 2 week study release by the New England journal of medicine in March 2020 and; Dr Scott Segal, chairman of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, conducted a 2 week study of the effectiveness of materials used to make homemade masks. The study used instruments that detected a fabric’s effectiveness at filtering small particles.
Quilters’ cotton, a tightly woven high-thread-count fabric, combined with a non-woven cotton (paper towel, tissue, coffee filter, filters out some 70% to 79% of small particles including viruses, according to Segal’s research, which has not been submitted for publication and has not been peer-reviewed. That’s better than surgical masks, which Segal said filter out 65% of
particles. (N95 masks offer the highest level of protection — filtering out 95% of air particles.)