Face Masks

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and states begin to reopen, many now require people to use face coverings in public spaces. For the general public, face masks may reduce the risk of contracting the highly infectious novel coronavirus. If you're a healthcare worker, face-covering is an important part of your personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects your face, nose, eyes and nasal cavities from infectious material such as blood, respiratory droplets and body fluids when treating patients. CeilBlue® has a wide selection of face masks to choose from, including disposable face masks that offer a shield against COVID-19.

Keeping your facility clean and hygienic

Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes require sterile environments to keep patients and staff safe. With the risk of COVID-19 looming large over the world, healthcare units and all other businesses need to take extra precautions to keep their buildings safe and sanitized. CeilBlue has an extensive range of safety and infection control products, including face masks, hand sanitizers and hospital-grade disinfectants to help curb the spread of infectious viruses, bacteria and germs throughout your facility.

Offering vital personal safety gear to your staff, nurses and practitioners may reduce their risk of contracting infections. Masks, face shields, gloves and aprons are important workplace wellness consumables that instill greater security and confidence among your healthcare staff, ensuring they're able to care for sick patients safely.

How face masks reduce the spread of infection

When an infected person sneezes, coughs or talks, he/she generates hundreds of droplets that may spread across the vicinity, infecting others who are in the area. Face masks may block a majority of these infected droplets, helping to reduce the number of respiratory viruses emitted in droplets and aerosols. This means by wearing a mask, you're protecting others in your community. Many COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic, meaning they may be spreading the virus without being aware that they're carriers of the disease. This is why wearing a face mask is critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

What type of mask should you wear?

The best type of face mask is one that covers your mouth and nose and is comfortable to wear. Healthcare personnel conducting laboratory and surgical procedures such as intubation require procedure masks and N95 respirators. For the general public, a simple lightweight cloth covering the nose and mouth should suffice. While children under two should not wear face coverings, experts recommend pediatric face masks for kids in certain situations, such as visiting a grocery store or when social distancing is not possible.

Check out CeilBlue for featured products that help keep your clinic or practice clean and hygienic, helping to reduce the spread of illnesses.