Who should wear face masks?

People older than 2 years of age in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain should wear face masks.

Why should I wear cloth face coverings?

COVID-19 spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced by talking, sneezing or coughing. Masks can help to stop the spread of these droplets. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of the virus.

How do I clean my cloth mask?

You can include your face covering with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering. You may also hand wash your mask. Prepare a bleach solution by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) household bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons per quart. Let face covering sit in bleach solution for 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly with cool or room temperature water.

How do I dry my face mask?

Use the highest heat setting appropriate for the fabric and leave in dryer until compeltely dry. You may also air dry by lying the mask flat and allowing to completely dry. If possible, place mask in direct sunlight.

General considerations for use of cloth face coverings.

Stay at home as much as possible. Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 ft away from others. Clean your hands often. When leaving your home, everyone over the age of 2 should wear a face covering. When using a mask, make sure: The mouth and nose are fully covered. The covering fits snugly at the sides, leaving no gaps. The mask should be secured to prevent slipping. Wash face covering after each use and allow to completely dry.

Does Merrow design and manufacture PPE

Yes - all of the products we sell are designed and developed by Merrow's team in Fall River, MA. We encourage collaboration and feedback


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