Our non-medical “community” masks provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 as recommended by national and international health agencies. They are not FDA approved, not intended for medical use, and not a replacement for social distancing. Community face coverings are intended for use by people not displaying any clinical symptoms of viral or bacterial infection.
The World Health Organization issued guidelines on June 5, 2020 concerning non-medical community masks. The EU also published guidelines (CEN Workshop Agreement, June 2020) for community masks. Our supplier and partner, Pactics, regularly monitors published guidelines and contracts independent test labs to validate results. Below are some highlights from the WHO and EU publications.
World Health Organization
Particle Filtration Efficiency(PFE)
No minimums provided but references published French standards of > 70% 3.0 micron
Minimum > 70% 3.0 micon
Meets Standards. 2 layer 72% 3.0 micron (Centexbel lab test); 3 Layer with permanent filter is 90% PFE