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Why Right Now is the Best Time to Buy COVID Supplies: The TMD Blowout Sale

As we approach month eight in the world of COVID-19, buying masks and sanitizer is likely not the first thing on your mind anymore. You probably have already gotten into the routine of wearing that same mask every day, and you definitely know where the sanitizer is! Although it’s easy to keep your infection prevention routine the same, here is why you actually shouldn't...

The Solitary Mask: Masking and the Battle for Sanitary Use 

Although you may not think about it, there are several reasons to keep more than one mask in your COVID prevention toolkit. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, disposable masks should only be used once, and reusable masks should be washed after every use? During everyday use, your mask is exposed to many potential contaminants, especially when in public. Over time, these contaminants can make for less than sanitary conditions, which is the last thing we all want on our faces. Having more than one mask can easily prevent such misuse, allowing you more flexibility on which masks can be clean and dirty on any given day! 

As quoted in a recent New York Times article, “You need to treat it like underwear and wash it frequently,” said Dr. Candrice Heath, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Benefits of combining KN95 and Surgical masks

In addition to having multiple masks to choose from, owning more than one type is always a good idea. For everyday use, we recommend KN95’s as they block at least 95% percent of contaminants. Because keeping track of your masks isn't always easy, it may be a good idea to keep a few surgical masks in your car, jacket, and office in case you forget another mask! Although they are not as effective, it’s better than having nothing.

The Icing on the Prevention Platter: Sanitizer

Have more than one mask already? You’re 90% of the way there! The only thing left to do is make sure your hands are clean when handling the masks you have. The CDC recommends washing hands before putting your mask on and taking it off, but we know that’s not always an option. For that reason, hand sanitizer is the next best thing. Whether it’s 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, or above, any size will do the trick. We recommend smaller sizes while on the go, and bigger sizes to leave behind. Head over to https://tmdsupply.com/collections/all-products for all of our current deals and your essential needs!