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CDC Updates Mask Guidelines to More Protective Tighter-fitting Respirators

Now is not the time to become complacent! With another COVID-19 variant spreading through America, the CDC and other health authorities are urging people to continue to wear face masks indoors to combat the spread. The Omicron is more contagious and spreading three times faster than the Delta variant. Be sure that the masks you buy are of the highest protection and quality keeping you, your employees, and those that you care about safe.

Now is the time to upgrade to a more protective mask. The CDC updated its guidelines on masks for the general public saying that the N95 and similar tight-fitting and high-filtration respirators, such as the FFP2, offer the best protection against COVID-19.

The type of mask that you choose to wear offers different levels of protection.

  • Respirators are designed to reduce respiratory exposure to airborne contaminants such as vapors, gases, or particles. Respirators are available in various sizes and styles and should be selected to fit the face and provide a tight seal. A proper seal between the user’s face and the respirator forces inhaled air to be pulled through the respirator’s filter material providing protection.

  • Procedural masks, also called surgical or medical masks are designed to help reduce the risk of large particles and prevent the spread of splashes, sprays of blood, body fluids, secretions, and excretions from reaching the wearer’s mouth and nose. These masks give little protection for viruses.

  • Loosely woven cloth masks offer the least amount of protection.

  • Masks with an exhalation valve are not recommended because the valves allow respiratory particles to spread outside the mask and do not protect others from COVID-19 or help reduce the spread of viruses.

PNP North America currently has the FFP2 respirators in stock.

  • FFP2 mask meets all industry standards with CE 2163 full certification

  • FFP2 mask provides equivalent levels of protection as the N95 respirator and KN95 masks

  • PFE (particulate filtration efficiency) >95% of airborne particles including large and small particles including bacteria, viruses, pollution particles, fine particles, dust, smog, pollen, and reduces the risk of bacteria, and viral infections.

  • 3D foldable design, ear loops, nose bridge/nose piece, and provides an excellent comfortable fit and tight seal

  • Features 4-layers of protection, and are skin-friendly so they do not cause rash and skin irritation

Together, we can continue to help protect ourselves, our employees, and those we care about against COVID-19 by wearing masks that are tight-fitting, have the highest-filtration, and offer the best protection, such as the FFP2 respirator. 1st time buyers receive 10% off for a limited time!

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