The Center for Disease Control CDC now urges us to wear cloth face masks when out in public.
While better than not having a mask in those situations where ‘social distancing’ is impossible – like at the grocery store – cloth face masks do not offer much protection.
However, by adding a full-size pocket or ‘kangaroo pouch’ to a cloth face mask, MERV 13 filter material can be inserted into the pouch to provide greater protection.
This is because MERV-13 filter material is rated to capture anything in the air down to 0.3 – 1.0 micron in size.
As our way of helping our community during this Coronavirus emergency, Shaw's Heating, Air and Plumbing is providing 65 FREE masks with MERV 13 filters to area residents.