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There is no evidence to support that wearing a face mask will protect you from COVID-19. You should still avoid touching your face, washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds using warm water and soap and practice social distancing.
Let’s face it, we’re going to be wearing masks for a quite a while. And in case you’ve already been thinking about more secure face cloths alternatives that’ll keep you warm and protected during flu season and colder months, we’ve got you covered.
Enter the Générique Winter Protective Mask. Specially designed for Canadian winters, this innovative mask is crafted with the highest quality cotton and ergonomically fits under the chin, over the mouth, nose and ears and securely fastens behind the head for ultimate warmth and comfort. Because of its secure velcro closure strap, it’s the perfect protective gear while camping, cycling, running, travel, commuting in cold temperatures.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $17
Its anti-dust and small particle technology help protect yourself and others around against cough and sneeze droplets and to help cut down on transmission from those who are infected by COVID-19 but are asymptomatic (showing no symptoms) or presymptomatic.
While it’s newly added to Amazon Canada, it has already earned a perfect rating of five-stars.
“Perfect for colder weather! I use it to go running outside in the morning and it keeps me warm while allowing me to breathe easily. Really good quality for a great price!!” reads one review.
“The mask feels warm and comfy. It covers even the ears which make it perfect for cold winter days,” reads another.
Not only is does this mask retail for just $17, but unlike the reusable face cloths that we’ve been seeing everywhere, this one looks far from its sterile beginnings and resembles a winter accessory that you would find in a sporting goods store. — which makes it easy to pair with your favourite parka and toque.
Like all reusable face cloths, this one also requires regular washing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the masks should be washed weekly by hand with bleach or by machine with regular detergent. To save you time and hassle, we recommend stocking up on masks.