Are 3 Ply Face Masks Good Enough?
To Start this conversation, lets remember why we are wearing face masks right now. Covid-19, a respiratory disease that’s spread through droplets exhaled, coughed, sneezed or transmitted by touch due to lack of disinfection. On top of being more contagious than the flu, we have a large amount of the population becoming asymptomatic and unknowingly spreading the virus. Covering your mouth and nose is your first line of defense to combat the spread of covid-19. A mask not only protects you, but others as well.
“If you are in a situation where you are in close proximity to other people, we recommend using a KN95 Mask/Respirator, but if you do not have access to any, the 3 ply will be sufficient ”
Now to answer the question, are 3 ply disposable masks good enough? The answer is yes. If you do not have access to a respirator such as a KN95 Mask, a disposable 3 ply mask will be sufficient. The 3 ply masks are fluid resistant and will protect you from any droplets entering your mouth or nose and are usually 70-90% effective. They are also about a 3rd or less of the price of KN95 masks. And lets be real here, any mask is better than no mask at all.
Do I have to wear a mask?
The short answer to that is yes. With the guidelines set by the CDC and the States, you should be wearing a mask out in public to help lessen the spread. Not to mention most retail businesses will not even let you in the doors without a mask. We would like to recommend wearing some kind of face covering out in public for your’s and everyone else’s safety. It doesn’t matter if its a 3 ply mask, KN95 respirator, cloth mask or even a tshirt wrapped around your head, you should have one.