The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent studies show a large number of people that have COVID-19 are asymptomatic—they show zero symptoms. While it’s a win for those impacted, these are often the carriers unknowingly transmitting the virus to others. Not concerned about exposing a friend or relative, they’re out and about talking, coughing, and sneezing, all the while spreading COVID-19 as they go.
To curb some of these transmissions—and to keep people from touching their own faces, mouths and eyes—the CDC now recommends that everyone wear face masks in public, especially in grocery stores, pharmacies and other crowded spots.
The challenge? Face masks are in high demand and in low supply around the world. People are getting creative and fashioning makeshift ones out of anything they can get their hands on—we’ve seen masks made out of bandanas, fabric, and even vacuum bags.
Needless to say, we need more masks—and Motivators is here to help. We’ve rounded up a few of our face mask and protective gear products you can order now. NOTE: these products are NOT medical grade and are ONLY intended for personal protection.
3-Ply Disposable Face Masks
This classic non-medical mask is perfect for helping to keep your germs and bacteria to yourself. COVID-19 can spread via airborne respiratory droplets (produced when you cough or sneeze), and these masks can help contain these droplets. These masks have a 3-ply, filtered design that traps respiratory droplets and helps keep them from entering the air where they can potentially infect other people.
These masks are extremely comfortable and fit most adult faces, covering the nose, mouth, and chin. Each pack comes with 50, single-use masks, which may be plenty to last you through quarantine!
Reusable Cotton Face Masks
If you’re not a fan of the disposable face masks and prefer something more eco-friendly, a reusable cotton face mask is your best bet. Our favorite is the 100% Cotton Reusable Face Mask w/ Adjustable Straps . It’s made with 3 cotton layers, so it’s breathable but still keeps users protected from airborne germs and viruses. The adjustable straps add a level of comfort so it’s a great option that would work for everyone.
Another option we’re loving is this Adjustable Triple Layer Face Mask. Shown here is the full color option, which can be completely customized to showcase your brand. It can also be purchased blank (with no logo) in six colors: black, navy blue, neon blue, orange, red and white. Looking to show your patriotism? Consider the American Flag version.
Whichever your choice, these reusable cotton masks make a useful gift for your employees and clients during this public health crisis.
Plastic Face Shields
Touching your eyes, lips, and nose is one of the main ways germs enter your body and cause respiratory infections. Now consider this: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) estimates people touch their faces 23 times an hour. Yikes!
Since COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, touching your face can be the difference between staying healthy and getting infected. So, if you just can’t break your habit of touching your face, try one of these plastic face shields to protect yourself. These face shields are made from fog-resistant, 0.012” thick PET plastic, and they have a foam forehead rest that makes the mask comfortable to wear.
While many people are not working during this time due to shutdowns, restaurant and grocery store employees are still serving hundreds of people daily—so if you’re in these industries, consider purchasing these masks for your employees to help protect them from germs while they’re on the clock. Note these are intended for single use only.
Bandanas and Bandana Tubes
Another option for personal protection are bandanas and bandana tubes, which are incredibly versatile and can be used for fashion, camping, and sport purposes even after the virus passes.
One of our top sellers is this Bandana Mask, which is made from super soft 100% polyester. It boasts a lofty 22” w X 22” h size, which is perfect for imprinting your company’s logo as well—you can use them for protection now, and you can also hand them out at sports events, trade shows, and more…once we can hit “pause” on the social distancing.
Another popular selection is our range of Bandana Tubes because of their versatility and efficacy at protecting against germs. Not only can they be worn as face masks, but they can also be fashioned to work as a balaclava, headband, headscarf, and more! This photo shows you at least 12 ways to wear a bandana tube—so you can get use out of it even post-COVID-19.
We hope you’re taking care of yourself, your family, and your team. If there is anything you need, or if you have any questions about our products, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is working hard from home, ensuring our customers can keep moving their businesses forward.