A face mask is an essential part of your uniform during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help to keep yourself, your coworkers, and the public safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s recommended that everyone over the age of two wear a face mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In certain states, wearing a face mask is a legal requirement in public areas.

However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of debate about face coverings and the effectiveness of wearing a face mask. That said, to help bust these myths once and for all, we’ve compiled three of the most common misconceptions about face masks and the real truth about them.

  1. Myth #1: Face masks aren’t effective. Face masks can help to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 when used alongside social distancing. When you wear a face mask, it helps to absorb the moisture particles expelled from your nose and mouth when you breathe, speak, and laugh. When worn by a person who is infected with COVID-19, it can help to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus.
  2. Myth #2: Masks cause carbon dioxide buildup. While some masks are a little more difficult to breathe through than others, they cannot cause carbon dioxide buildup or poisoning. Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel wear face masks daily while on the job and are able to breathe perfectly fine. Face coverings made from cotton are recommended for regular use by the public.
  3. Myth #3: Face masks make it difficult to identify yourself. The Emblem Authority offers face coverings that come embroidered with custom police, fire department, and EMS patches to make it easy for public safety departments to identify themselves to members of the public while staying safe and reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Are you looking for high-quality face masks with custom police patches or patches for fire departments? The Emblem Authority is your one-stop-shop for masks with custom patches, velcro patches, pins, and more. To learn more about our face coverings and custom patches for police, fire departments, EMS, and more, contact The Emblem Authority today.