Rapteez® and COVID19 Update

Hey Fam,

As COVID-19 life continues, we wanted to share some news and public safety info with you. 

By now, you know that most DMV residents need to wear masks when visiting public spaces. This unfamiliar but necessary measure is to keep people safe, especially our most vulnerable. It’s crazy how quickly this virus has spread. Wearing a simple cloth face covering can save lives by slowing the spread of the virus, especially by asymptomatic people who don’t know they have it.

Starting this week, in addition to free shipping, we’re happy to announce that free reusable masks will be included in every order. This decision isn’t about profit, it’s about doing the right thing for the people we appreciate, YOU.

Whether you have a Rapteez mask coming your way or not, we wanted to highlight some mask-wearing tips. We’re not medical professionals, but we know how to listen to them. Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says about cloth masks. 

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change of shape
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    Our masks are a poly-cotton blend that needs to be washed with detergent in hot water and allowed to fully dry between uses. You can create a snug fit by changing the ear slits. These cloth face coverings are NOT the N95 respirators for medical professional use. There’s still a massive PPE shortage and our healthcare workers need the N95s. (Huge shoutout to all the healthcare workers out there! You’re keeping us safe and we can’t thank you enough.)

    Having a mask is the first step. You’ve got to make sure you’re wearing it right, too. Keep these CDC tips in mind when putting on or taking off your mask. 

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your mask and wash hands immediately after removing

  • If you’ve already got a mask and you’re wearing it properly, you’re ballin’ and already ahead of the game! Give a mask to someone who needs it or coordinate fits for your grocery store trips. Just like you, we’re adapting to things and taking it one day at a time. We have a limited supply of masks, but unlimited hope to get through this.

    Stay safe, keep up the social distancing, wash those hands, and thank a healthcare worker.

    Much love,

    Kosta


    Sources:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks