Can I wash my Jet Mask in the Washing Machine?
Is it advisable to wear a Jet Mask to slow the spread of the Corona Virus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it is recommended to wear a cloth face covering such as a Jet Mask in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores, pharmacies etc) and especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings such as a Jet Mask can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Does a Washing Machine suffice to clean / sterilise a cloth face covering such as a Jet Mask?
According to the CDC, a washing machine suffices to clean a cloth face covering.
How to safely remove a used cloth face covering such as a Jet Mask?
You should be careful not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth when removing your JetMask and wash hands immediately after removing your worn JetMask.
When do you need to wear a cloth face covering?
You should wear a cloth face covering such as a Jet Mask whenever you are in a community setting, especially in situations where you are near people such as in grocery stores or pharmacies. Wearing a cloth face covering or Jet Mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Cloth face coverings are especially important to wear in public in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness.
Do I still need to keep a 2m distancing from people if I am wearing a Jet Mask or cloth face covering?
Yes - wearing a Jet Mask or cloth face covering is an additional public health measure you should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CDC still recommends to stay at least 2m away from other people (social distancing), frequent hand cleaning and other preventive actions.
A Jet Mask or cloth face covering is not intended to protect the wearer, but it may prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer to other people.
This is especially important if someone is infected but does not have symptoms.
View CDC's guidance on how to protect yourself.
Who should not wear a Jet Mask or cloth face coverings?
Please do not place a Jet Mask or cloth face covering on young children or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Why is it recommended to wear cloth face coverings instead of medical grade face masks?
The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering instead of medical grade face masks as surgical masks and N95 respirators are in short supply and should be reserved for healthcare workers or other medical first responders.
For further information please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html.