The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to stay in their homes to stay safe and stop the spread of infection and disease. While modern technology makes it much easier to get all your essentials delivered right to your doorstep, there are many reasons why you will have to leave your home. Whether that’s work or just plain old boredom, sooner or later you will want to venture out into the world.
To ensure protection and ensure your safety, it is best to be prepared when going out in public spaces. This is especially true in areas of America that are seeing a significant uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. So, what is the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus when going out? There are a few protective essentials that you should wear to decrease your risk of getting infected with coronavirus as well as infecting others.
Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend wearing face masks or coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.1,2 In addition to social distancing, covering your nose and mouth with a face mask is your best way to protect against the coronavirus. At Tassel Depot, we carry a variety of cotton face masks for coronavirus protection. Though not medical grade, they are comfortable and come in a huge range of colors and exciting patterns. Be sure to shop our selection!
In addition to wearing a face mask, wearing a protective plastic face shield over your entire face provides even more protection from coronavirus. Unlike face masks, shields are made of less porous materials which helps block out more of the droplets and particles that can carry the COVID-19 virus. Face shields should not be worn alone, you should always wear a face mask underneath as well. This is how to best protect yourself from the coronavirus as well as prevent transmission of the disease. At Tassel Depot, we are excited to have COVID-19 face shields for sale as well as a mask and face shield combo for sale.
While the CDC only recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick, it is still a good idea to wear gloves when you are out running errands.3 Wear disposable gloves so they are easy to throw away. Although latex gloves and any other hand covering doesn’t prevent the spread of coronavirus, it can serve as an extra protective layer for your hands and help you avoid touching your face. After every use, be sure to properly dispose of your gloves and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or disinfecting hand sanitizer.
Tassel Depot is proud to carry a variety of face shields and masks for coronavirus protection! Shop our colorful selection of masks or easily order plastic shields from our online store. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep updated with our latest product offerings and pop-up store events!
- CDC, CDC Newsroom – CDC Calls on Americans to Wear Masks To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
- Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times – W.H.O. Finally Endorses Masks to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission
- CDC – Wearing Gloves