Keeping your mask on? This 50-pack of disposable masks is 35% off right now – Yahoo Life

woman in red glasses and black face mask, If you wear glasses, Amazon reviewers swear by these face masks (Photo via Amazon)

If you wear glasses, Amazon reviewers swear by these face masks (Photo via Amazon)

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Wearing a non-medical face mask does not replace hygiene standards or guarantee protection from COVID-19. You should still avoid touching your face, wash your hands frequently using warm water and soap and practice social distancing.

As parts of Canada shift into new phases of COVID-19 protocols, it’s important to for Canadians to remember that it’s still possible to contract the virus and become very ill — even if you’re vaccinated.

Although provinces are beginning to lift mask restrictions, many people still aren’t ready to give up wearing protective face coverings in public.

Earlier this month, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, said wearing a face mask is a “personal choice under one’s individual risk assessment.”

Additionally, Dr. Theresa Tam, the country’s chief public health officer, recently urged Canadians not to stigmatize anyone who chooses to wear a mask even after restrictions are lifted.

Think about who you are with … maybe they’re at higher risk, so (have) that consideration for others,” Tam said, reiterating that there are still people who remain vulnerable to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Furthermore, masks are still required in several public settings depending on your local bylaws. In Ontario, for example, masks remain mandatory in healthcare settings, long-term care and retirement homes, public transit, congregate care settings, shelters and jails.

elderly man in pajamas sitting with nurse in pink scrubs wearing covid-19 face masks, In several parts of Canada, masks remain mandatory in healthcare settings, long-term care and retirement homes. (Photo via Getty)elderly man in pajamas sitting with nurse in pink scrubs wearing covid-19 face masks, In several parts of Canada, masks remain mandatory in healthcare settings, long-term care and retirement homes. (Photo via Getty)

In several parts of Canada, masks remain mandatory in healthcare settings, long-term care and retirement homes. (Photo via Getty)

For Canadians eager to take advantage of the country’s soon-to-be relaxed travel restrictions, you will still have to don a mask while inside airports and rail terminals, and while onboard planes and trains.

For those looking to stock up on face masks for spring, Amazon Canada is currently offering shoppers a 35 per cent discount on this 50-pack of medical masks. To take advantage of the deal, scroll below.

Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack in box with black face masks (Photo via Amazon)Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack in box with black face masks (Photo via Amazon)

Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack (Photo via Amazon)

$13 $20 at Amazon

The details

These disposable face masks are sold in a pack of 50 and claim to be of surgical-grade quality, protecting against dust and droplet spread.

Each mask offers three layers of protection and features an aluminum strip nose-piece that easily adjusts to the wearer’s face.

What people are saying

The 50-pack of disposable face masks has earned an average rating of 4.6 stars based on more than 8,400 customer reviews.

According to one reviewer who claims to be a health professional, the Thinka face masks are “better” than many other disposable medical masks.

These are level one face masks which are “procedural and suitable for daily wear,” they say. They’re “better” than many other masks used in non-COVID ward hospital settings.

Another shopper says they’re the “best masks” you can buy online. Why? They “fit my face snugly” so that my glasses “do not fog up.”

Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack in black and white (Photo via Amazon)Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack in black and white (Photo via Amazon)

Thinka Health Medical Masks 50-Pack (Photo via Amazon)

$13 $20 at Amazon

They’re a “great fit” for those who wear glasses, echos a third reviewer. The “best part for me” is being able to get a “snug fit” over the bridge of my nose to “reduce fogging up my glasses.”

However, some shoppers say the masks are “scratchy and itchy.”

I found the material “very rough” on the inner lining, says one reviewer.

They’re a “good fit” but have a “rough material” on the inside, according to another.

Verdict

If you’re on the lookout for a way to save and stock up on face masks, this Amazon deal might be for you. The disposable masks have been called a “great fit” for people who wear glasses, and according to some reviewers, they’re the “best masks” you can buy online. However, some shoppers note the inner lining is “scratchy and itchy,” something to keep in mind before heading to checkout.

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