All the recent talk about face masks got me thinking.
A few keystrokes later, I discovered the use of face masks dates to an ancient human practice tied to rituals or ceremonies. Typically, masks were used to disguise or conceal one’s identity.
In Ancient Greece masks are said to have been used in plays to signal the emotions the characters were feeling.
Less theatrical and a sign of the times, the masks worn during the perpetuation of a crime are known by all today. Think jewelry or bank heists here.
But what about disposable medical face masks? Altogether different, they are meant to protect, rather than to camouflage.
Their cousin, the non-surgical mask, is washable and reusable. It’s enjoying a surge in demand owing to COVID-19. These masks, often made of cloth, help slow the spread of the Coronavirus by lessening the respiratory droplets one breathes in or out.
It’s worth noting that cloth face masks, though recommended by the CDC, are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Today, the latter are largely reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.
At J.A. Uniforms we’ve focused on bringing to market a broad collection of face masks in a range of colors, fabrics, styles and patterns. After all, you might as well put your best face (and mask) forward.
Comfort, breathability, branding and even fashion need not be ignored for the sake of safety. Selecting masks that complement your workplace uniforms results in a smart, professional appearance. And uniformity in masks across your workforce can help guests or patrons better identify your employees.
A face mask punctuated by a playful print is likely to be well received by a child visiting a Disney-area resort. A tropical-print face mask best captures the vibe of a beachside bar. And a reflective face mask helps keep valet attendants safe.
One ply. Two ply. Three ply. Disposable. Washable. Reflective.
J.A. Uniforms has a face mask for every occasion.
- Alex Arencibia