Face Masks FAQs

Why do we need to wear Face Masks?

CDC recommends that people wear a Face Mask to cover their nose and mouth in a community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.

When should Face Masks be worn?

Face Masks should be worn when you are in a public setting ONLY and there are multiple people around. These settings include grocery stores, pharmacies, box stores, etc. Face Masks are especially important to wear in public in areas where there is knowledge of widespread COVID-19 illness.

When shouldn't Face Masks be worn?

Face Masks should never be worn during times you are alone.  Face Masks of any kind can become uncomfortable when worn for long periods of time as well as affect your ability to breathe.

Who should NOT wear Face Masks?

Face Masks should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.

Are Carib Cultura brand Face Masks considered Medical Grade/N95?

No, our Face Masks are not medical grade. Surgical masks and N95 respirators are in short supply and should be reserved for healthcare workers or other essential personnel, as recommended by CDC guidance.  Our masks, however are made with filter pockets, which allow you insert a filter for added protection.

Are Carib Cultura brand Face Masks reusable?

Yes, all our masks are reusable and machine washable. Face Masks should be routinely washed when worn regularly in cold water, gentle cycle.  They can also be dried in the clothes dryer, delicate cycle or air dry.  If mask shape is affected during washing, lightly iron mask to resume to its original form.

If I don't see a mask that suits my needs, do you make custom masks?

Yes, our website options are limited, so if you haven't quite found a design that reflects your personal style, we can also custom make face masks to your specifications.  Try our DESIGN Your Own Face Mask option or simply Contact Us!

How do I adjust my Face Mask if it is too big?

We purposely make the elastic ear loops on our masks a little big to ensure they are universal for all face types.  Follow the steps below to quickly adjust the loops and ensure your Face Masks fits snugly.

Step 1:

Rotate the elastic band until you locate seam closure

Step 2: 

Tie a loose knot and continue to adjust position until you are satisfied with the fit

Step 3:  

Tighten the knot in the desired position

Step 4:

Rotate the elastic band until the knot is no longer visible