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Making personal protective equipment available is important but at Alohamask.com, we also want to be a resource that our communities can turn to for information about how to stay safe. Below are links we think are useful right now as businesses and public venues start to reopen around us.

Keep checking back, we’ll update this information to keep you constantly informed with what’s important. Any information you’d like to see provided? Email us at info@alohamask.com.  

YES, WEARING MASKS HELPS.  HERE'S WHY - NPR

While politicians spar over the topic, a growing number of scientific studies support the idea that masks are a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/21/880832213/yes-wearing-masks-helps-heres-why?origin=NOTIFY

 

GETTING BACK TO WORK SAFELY

 

https://www.backtoworksafely.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

 

INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19), MAY 2020 | CDC

Conducting daily health checks Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace Improving the building ventilation system A table outlining ...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

DECIDING TO GO OUT?  NEW TIPS FROM THE CDC

As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/activities.html

 

CONSIDERATIONS FOR EVENTS & GATHERINGS - CDC

As some communities in the United States begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/community/largeevents/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html

 

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS | CDC

Know how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and take steps to protect yourself and others. Avoid close contact, clean your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you’re sick, and know how to clean and disinfect.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

COMPARISON OF FFP2, KN95, AND N95 AND OTHER FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATOR CLASSES

 

Filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), which are sometimes called disposable respirators, are subject to various regulatory standards around the world.  These standards specify certain required physical properties and performance characteristics in order for respirators to claim compliance with the particular standard.

https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1791500O/comparison-ffp2-kn95-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator-classes-tb.pdf

 

YOU’RE GETTING USED TO MASKS. WILL YOU WEAR A FACE SHIELD?

The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/health/coronavirus-face-shields.html

 

STUDY SHOWS HOW FACE MASKS COULD PREVENT A SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 — BUT THERE’S A CATCH

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/10/study-suggests-face-masks-could-prevent-or-lessen-second-covid-19-wave.html

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