Protect Yourself – Save Others!

During a Pandemic

A Nose is a WMD

During a Pandemic

A Mouth is a WMD

So Remember! During a Pandemic

Only Get 98.2% Naked

Wearing a mask is a civic responsibility – it should NOT be political!

Wearing a mask in public spaces is the American thing to do.  It's not about personal freedom but about protecting others.  You may be a non-symptomatic carrier and not know it.  By wearing a mask you help reassure neighbors and friends that they're safe around you – that they do not need to be afraid.  Wearing a mask is patriotic.

Face Masks Have Become 2020's Hottest Accessory | TODAY

Face masks are now the can’t-leave-home-without-it accessory amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They’re also turned into fashion statements, letting people express their individuality. Weekend TODAY’s Kristen Welker speaks with The Washington Post’s fashion editor Robin Givhan.

How do you properly wear a face mask?

Your mask should cover your face from the bridge of your nose to under your chin.  Ensure that it fits snugly but comfortably against the sides of your face.  Secure it with ties or ear loops.  Press down on the area around your nose to make sure the mask molds to your face as much as possible.

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During a pandemic a nose can be a WMD!

239 researchers, in an open letter addressed to the World Health Organization, published on July 6, 2020 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, calls for attention and guidance about transmission of COVID 19 by tiny respiratory particles that float in the air called aerosols. They could be responsible for infecting someone who comes along and enhales them in.

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"We appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national and international bodies to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19. There is significant potential for inhalation exposure to viruses in microscopic respiratory droplets (microdroplets) at short to medium distances (up to several meters, or room scale), and we are advocating for the use of preventive measures to mitigate this route of airborne transmission."

Lidia Morawska, Donald K Milton along with 239 scientists in support of this commentary

Download a PDF of the study

Types of Face Masks

N-95 Face Masks.


N95 masks are the U.S. standard for respirator masks. N95 means the mask has been rated to filter at least 95 percent of airborne particles it encounters.

Surgical Face Masks.


Surgical masks are designed to prevent infections by catching bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer's mouth and nose.

Cloth Face Masks.


Like surgical masks, cloth face masks helps prevent sick people who from spreading the virus to others. They prevent respiratory droplets from reaching other people.

Wearing a Face Mask is About Protecting Others as Well as Yourself

During a pandemic, your nose and mouth can be WMDs.  So make sure you only geet 98.2% naked.

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"Face mask use could result in a large reduction in risk of infection." Results of a review of 172 observational studies across 16 countries and six continents.

There is a significant decline in daily COVID-19 growth rate after mandating facial covers in public, with the effect increasing over time after signing the order.

Health Affairs - 6/16/20

State mask mandates, which cover about half the population, may have averted more than 230,000 coronavirus infections.

Health Affairs - 6/16/20

Computer model suggests that high levels of mask wearing could reduce forecasted deaths from Covid-19 by nearly 33,060 between now and October 1, 2020.

Face Masks in the News


Exercising and Face Masks - NPR

You've probably seen folks getting a bit of exercise with masks on, with masks slipped down around their neck — and with no masks at all. What do the experts suggest?


Sneezing and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This close-up view of a sneeze filmed at 2000 frames per second (duration 0.25 sec) shows it’s a hot, moist, turbulent gas cloud containing air and mucosalivary droplets that travel as far as 26 feet (7-8 meters) . Current social distancing recommendations for the COVID19 pandemic specify 6 feet.


Matthew McConaughey and Canelo Álvarez mask PSA

Matthew McConaughey posts Spanish-spoken PSA with Mexican professional boxer Canelo Álvarez promoting wearing masks during COVID-19.

Donate Masks to Others

If you are a mask manufacturer and want your face mask to be considered for publication on our website, please send a sample supply for review along with a press release. We'll then donate your masks to local organizations including medical personnel and front line workers. Only quality masks will be considered for review and highlighted on our website.