Are Cloth Masks Effective Against COVID-19?
This is the ultimate question right now.
Many governments are making mask mandatory in indoor spaces, and some retailers are making masks mandatory in all their stores. Instead of buying disposable masks, should you be buying a cloth mask to protect yourself?
According to the Mayo Clinic and the CDC, wearing face coverings will slow the spread of the COVID-19. In a recent study editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the CDC verifies that wearing a cloth mask does indeed help prevent against the spread of this virus and will be a critical tool to help slow and STOP the spread.
The Canadian government also has the same stance. Canadian Health Services recommends that you wear a face mask or covering any time that that physical distancing can not guaranteed, particularly in crowded public settings, such as:
- shopping areas
- public transportation
As we know, Walmart has now made it mandatory to wear a face mask when entering any of their stores. You can purchase a disposable mask from them for $8 upon arriving, but it is much cheaper to just buy your own cloth mask before coming.
If you don’t already have a cloth mask, or need some for your family, be sure to check out our Mask Categories page to find the perfect mask.
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