Face Masks In The Work Place: The New Normal For Employees
Jun 24, 2023
It is both a blessing and a curse that many work environments have reopened after the initial quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to return to work helps both the business owners and employees financially, but it also means adding more exposure and risk for people across the world. We at Globaltex Fine Linens USA are a bedding and linens company that normally focuses on providing hotel-quality linens for retail and wholesale, but we’ve recently added an antiviral face mask option to this as well, which will also be 100% organic Turkish cotton much like our other products. We want to help people around the world stay safe and protected from our base in Miami, FL.
How an Antiviral Face Mask Helps Prevent COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious, and through the spread of moisture particles from one person to another does it spread. It’s actually less likely that you might catch the virus from someone coughing in your direction and more likely that you will pick it up from a hard surface where it has landed. When an infected person coughs, that virus lands on surfaces all around them and can survive for days to be picked up by another’s hand. The mask itself is actually less about protecting the wearer and more about protecting everyone else from the wearer. Studies on mask effectiveness have shown that face masks--particularly double-layered cotton face masks--drastically reduce the viral load that spreads onto surfaces through coughing and speaking.
Masks are not able to block the virus 100%, as it is capable of going through the mask. This is why double-layered cotton masks are more effective: they are harder for the virus to travel through than the more sheer surgical masks. Because anyone can carry the virus without symptoms for weeks, it’s entirely possible that any one of us could have the virus and not know it. As a courtesy to everyone around us, if we all wear masks, we can drastically reduce the amount of the virus being spread around and fight the infection rate together. There are some important things to note, though.
If you find yourself touching or adjusting your mask, you are actually invalidating its effectiveness. The germs you carry will be all over the outside of the face mask as you wear it, and if you touch that, anything you could be carrying will now be on your hands. Those germs will then spread to anything you touch, and thus the mask becomes ineffective. Touching your face is also the easiest way to contract COVID-19 if you’ve touched an infected surface, so build yourself a habit of never touching your face if possible and wash your hands frequently to protect yourself.
The Value of Organic Turkish Cotton
Organic Turkish cotton has the benefit of being as soft--if not even softer--than the commonly revered Egyptian cotton while actually being more durable. Additionally, the use of organic cotton not only makes the fabric more eco-friendly, but also makes it get softer with more washes as the fibers absorb the water and expand. This is perfect for a face mask that you’re not supposed to touch as the soft, gentle nature of the fabric will help keep it resting comfortably on your face without the need for adjustment.
Contact Us for Retail or Wholesale Products
Whether you’re looking to buy yourself an antiviral face mask or order them in bulk for your business, we at Globaltex Fine Linens USA can help supply you with them from our headquarters in Miami, FL. To learn more about our products, contact us.