This April Fool’s Day, we’re going to skip the gimmicks. It’s true: The world is opening back up. Yet another thing is also true: We’re still in a global pandemic.
With Spring in full motion now and Summer around the corner, everyone is itching to get back to “normal.” But what even is normal? If normal means going back to “the way it was before the pandemic” – well, then we’d say “normal” is foolish. Because we weren’t ready for a pandemic before it hit...
The COVID-19 vaccine has seen miraculous progress. Not only was it created with historic haste in response to the deadliest pandemic we’ve ever experienced, but the vaccine rollout efforts are well underway – and continue opening up to more people every day.
But does the vaccine mean masks will simply…go away?
For the past year, masks have demanded our attention in news and daily life. However, much confusion remains: What kind of mask works best? When and where should you wear a mask? Is double masking worth it? Should masks be worn if you’ve already received the vaccination?
We’re answering some of these questions – and many others – in our new video Q&A series, OCTO Unfiltered. But before we dive deeper, it’s important to understand the basics of how to wear a mask, regardless of which mask you use.
Let’s break down three key tips to ensure you’re getting the best fit possible...
There’s a conundrum going on with masks right now. It’s puzzling, to say the least.
On one hand, we have a vital need for quality masks that offer the best protection. This need for better masks, like the OCTO® Respirator Mask (ORM), goes back before COVID-19 even existed. But on the other hand, there are very few ways for the best masks like ORM to get in front of the consumers and frontline workers who desperately want and need them.
The New York Times recently released a story about the struggles mask manufacturers are facing when it comes to advertising and selling online. Unfortunately, we understand this problem all too well...
A new trend is sweeping the nation: layers. Like a Fall fashion statement, people everywhere are layering up – but we’re not talking about scarves and jackets.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, officials including the CDC are encouraging the use of two face masks instead of one. But with half of U.S. adults still struggling to wear a single mask, it’s natural to wonder if double masking is really going to help.
The answer is complicated...