Time to Upgrade Your Face Mask?

Experts Suggest Multilayers Provide Maximal Protection

January 28, 2021
Authors: Spencer Cox and Charlene Hudson

Regarding the recent reports describing new coronavirus variants that may be more contagious, extra layers can improve face masks' effectiveness. Numerous references speak to wearing a multilayer cloth face mask with an additional filter as a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

AARP explains how wearing two tightly woven cloth face masks can achieve increased protection. The CDC recommendation is to wear a face mask with at least two layers of tightly woven fabric. Many sources, including Elemental, suggest wearing reusable face masks with an extra filter layer that is periodically replaced. In an appearance on The View on January 28, 2021, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, recommends wearing a surgical mask with a cloth face mask over it when in high-risk indoor environments.

Considering that all masks are not created equal, GIMDx provides maximal protection with multilayer cloth face masks equipped additional filters. Designed with superior filterability and wearability for all eligible ages, ImproMask™ Plus washable and reusable cloth face mask is constructed with 3 layers of tightly woven fabrics, including 4 replaceable filters.
  • Outer Layer - Polyester-cotton
  • Middle Layer - Melt blown nonwoven fabric (filters out dust, pollen, secondhand smoke, particles, and droplets)
  • Inner Layer - Anti-allergenic waffle pattern fabric for moisture absorption
  • Replaceable Filter - Each individually packaged mask comes with 4 disposable adhesive filters
  • Nose Clip – Unique indentation to reduce masks movement and eliminate gaps
  • Ear Loops - Adjustable rubber cushion for a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Manufactured in a quality-controlled facility and are exceptionally durable and colorfast to withstand multiple washings. 

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Extra Layers Can Improve Face Masks' Effectiveness (aarp.org)
Dr. Fauci: Double mask during Covid makes common sense, more effective (cnbc.com)
You Need to Upgrade Your Mask Now: Here's How | Elemental (medium.com)
Guidance on face mask selection

Cloth Face Masks & Disposable Face Masks

Wearing a mask is one of the most important and easiest ways to stay safe and protect others during the COVID-19 crisis. Many states now require the wearing of masks or cloth face coverings in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, and many workers are required to mask-up for their jobs.

GIMDx, Inc. is a trusted source in the US and global marketplace for high-quality, cost-efficient medical products and we now offer several options for face masks. We are here to help you learn more about the benefits of wearing a mask, choosing the right type of mask, and proper use.

Why You Should Mask Up

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that wearing face masks in public to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. A properly-fitted mask made of quality material that can properly filter out large droplets can protect other people from you and may provide some additional protection for the user. People can spread the virus through sneezing, talking, or shouting, even when they are not showing symptoms.

Who Should Wear Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone wear masks with the exception of children under age two and anyone who has trouble breathing. It is especially important for those working in a shared space or situations where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

When You Should Wear a Mask

Experts encourage people to mask up anytime they are around people they don’t live with. People should also wear a mask when it is required by law in public spaces.

Types of Masks

Face masks can offer protection to the wearer depending on the type of mask and most reduce the spreading of COVID-19 by trapping large droplets, smaller droplets, and particles. It is important to remember that no mask offers full protection, but they do all provide some level of protection and should be joined with physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, avoiding crowds, and other steps to reduce the spread of the virus.

Cloth Face Masks

Since the CDC says people should wear cloth face coverings for general use in public. GIMDx offers the ImproMask™ Plus, a washable and reusable cloth face mask with replaceable filters. It offers three durable layers: an outer layer made of polyester-cotton, a middle layer with meltblown nonwoven fabric, and an inner layer for moisture absorption. The nose area of our reusable mask is designed for wearability and comfort with a unique indentation. Adjustable ear loops create a secure and comfortable fit.

This cloth face mask comes in a variety of stylish colors and works for any of the following:
  • General Public
  • Employees returning to work
  • Food Service workers
  • Children

PPDS™ Disposable Face Mask

Our PPDS™ Face Mask is individually packaged and provides superior protection in a disposable face mask. These are available in affordable packs of 10 in sizes medium and large.

This industrial face mask is an excellent choice for the following:
  • Custodial and Janitorial workers
  • Housekeepers
  • Sanitation workers
  • Workers in other unsanitary environments

3 Ply Face Mask

Our 3 Ply Face Mask is an economical disposable face mask designed for general use. This disposable option offers a moldable nose piece and earl loops designed to reduce pressure on the ears for a comfortable fit.

These three durable layers provide additional protection:
  • Outer Layer: Liquid resistant non-woven
  • Middle Layer: High performance melt-blown filter barrier
  • Inner Layer: Soft and moisture absorbing non-woven

The 3 Ply Face Mask comes in boxes of 50 for an easy wholesale face covering option to keep in your home or workplace.

The Proper Way to Wear & Use Face Masks

The next step after you have chosen the right type of mask for your needs is to make sure you wear the mask properly to protect yourself and those around you. A few things to keep in mind for everyday use of these face masks include:
  • Make sure you wash your hands before putting on your face mask.
  • Place the mask over your nose and mouth first, then secure it under your chin.
  • Make sure the mask fits snugly on the sides of your face.
  • Confirm you can breathe easily.

Beyond wearing a mask properly, users should be sure to properly clean the washable cloth coverings. It is recommended that you clean cloth face masks after each use to maintain optimal health and safety. A few methods you can use to clean them includes:
  • Washing Machine - Use traditional detergent and throw your mask in with a load of laundry. Warmer settings are best for disinfecting.
  • By Hand - If the specific mask fabric allows, you can wash the mask by hand using a solution of ⅓ of a cup of household bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons per quart of room temperature water. The mask should be soaked in the solution for five minutes and rinsed thoroughly with room temperature or cool water. Cloth masks can be dried in a dryer or in direct sunlight.

Order Washable and Reusable Face Masks Online

Since cloth masks should be cleaned after each use, you might want to stock up on several of the ImproMask™ Plus in various colors to rotate throughout the week. You can shop on our website and place an order today for fast and free shipping throughout the US!

About GIMDx, Inc.

GIMDx is a source of high-quality and cost-efficient products for the US and global markets including in vitro diagnostics products as well as disposable or reusable masks.