Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Protection FAQs

Why do I need a mask or a face shield?

First and foremost, many people have been infected and don’t even know it. They can be unwitting carriers of the virus. For that reason, face masks have a dual purpose. They provide some protection from infection for the wearer, while also providing some protection for those who may be in contact with a wearer who is a carrier of the virus.

Do face shields work?

The purpose of a face shield is to provide an impermeable barrier between the user and airborne COVID-19 particles, as well as prevent others from becoming infected by the user. We recommend wearing a cloth face mask in combination with your face shield for the utmost protection.

Are face shields reusable?
Functional Face Wear face shields are made to be reusable (with the proper washing techniques). We offer three different styles: bucket hats, caps, and headbands with detachable shields for easy washing.
How do you wash a face shield?

Our face shields can be washed by hand and are not meant to be put in the washing machine or dishwasher. To wash your face shield, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Put on gloves
  2. Remove the detachable shield from the apparatus using the attached velcro
  3. Thoroughly wipe the inside of the shield first with either a sanitizer wipe or a clean cloth soaked in a neutral detergent (preferably one that contains bleach)
  4. Repeat step two for the outside of the shield
  5. Go over the outside of the mask again with alcohol or clean water to remove residue
  6. Use a clean towel to soak up excess water or let the shield air dry
  7. Dispose of your gloves and wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and warm water
Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?
Due to the way COVID-19 is spreading, face shields should be worn in combination with cloth face masks. They are not a replacement for masks or other preventative measures such as social distancing and hand washing. Face shields are to be used as additional protection. If your employees are already behind a transparent protective barrier (like some grocery stores have implemented) and you want your customers to see the faces of your employees, then a face shield without a mask would be acceptable, but not as protective.

One of the best ways to keep the curve flattened is by providing your employees with the proper personal protective equipment to protect both each other and your customers. If you have any further questions regarding PPE, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are here for you and look forward to helping you combat this pandemic.

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