Here at STT we have switched gears to focus on making face masks for the coronavirus pandemic. These masks are not surgical grade. These are for anyone who wants to protect themselves. The mask comes in a size small (8inWx4.75inH) or large (8.25Wx5.75H), the small being more of a women's size and the large for men.
Polyester Face mask
The masks are made of polyester and include a celulose paper filter.
Shipping in the US only.
We also offer customization with a minimum of at least 50 masks. Please note that we can do one color heat tranfer designs only.
If you are interested in placing a custom order do not make the order through this site, instead, please send us an email with your logo, to get this order going to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Do We Need A Mask
- Current evidence indicates that COVID-19 is highly transmissible early on in the course of the illness. In a significant portion of people this means virus can be transmitted BEFORE symptoms arise or when symptoms are very mild. Also some infected individuals may be contagious and never develop a noticeable symptom. This has informed CDC and Public Health recommendations for the public
- Wearing a mask is a way to protect others from YOUR droplets and aerosols. Masks will not eliminate all transmissibility, however it will greatly limit how much and how far those infectious fluids travel. It is not intended to prevent you from INHALING droplets but it will help. By reducing how much individuals can spread infectious droplets into the environment is will reduce overall transmissibility.
Fitting Your Mask:
- Your mask should come to the bridge our nose and cover your chin. Masks have a top and bottom. The top is for your nose and comes to a sharper peak.
- Fitting the elastic. The elastic used may be tight or loose based on the size of your head. To manage this, a tie or clip can be added to pull the two straps together behind your head. This tie or clip can be adjusted to comfort
- The mask should be tight enough on your face to pull at least some of your air thru the material. Air leakage is expected. One tip to address air leakage out of the space between the nose and cheeks is to use double sided tape or scotch clear tape. Place a strip across the nose to hold it closer to your skin. This is a common practice with healthcare workers and surgeons when using their surgical masks.
- Keep facial hair to a minimum. This prevents air leakage and gives better contact of the fabric to the skin.
Safety Procedures and Disinfection
- Wash Hands before putting on and taking off the mask
- Put the mask on using the elastic straps
- Do not touch your mask in the body of the mask even when wearing or taking off the mask.
- If you need to adjust your mask while wearing it please use the straps to do so.
- Once you are done wearing your mask put it immediately in the wash. Washing in your home washing machine will be adequate to disinfect. The fabric is technically a cold wash and dry on low heat material, however, testing with hot water may be better and in prototyping they held up to the hot water in our washer. Do not dry except for in low heat.
- Do not use chemicals for disinfection
- If your mask is soiled it is recommended to switch.
- If you are using a filter replace the filter after each use