If you have thought about wearing gloves when on public transport, shopping, or generally while in public, here are few pointers.
The first thing to consider about medical PPE, at present is that some products are still in short supply. Many First Responders and Health Professionals who need them are still facing scarce supply.
While First-Res still has access to most types of gloves, many people are still having trouble with gloves, as many factories are not able to ship new orders until December 2020.
Nitrile and Latex Gloves are the ones medical professionals need.
PVC gloves, also known as Vinyl gloves, are just as good for everyday use, and less in demand by those who need examination and other medical PPE gloves the most.
The next thing to remember is that gloves should be used in conjunction with hand washing and other hygiene protocols.
Especially remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or using the bathroom, while wearing gloves you have touched anything in public.
Finally, wearing the same gloves all day may protect the wearer, however they will risk carrying COVID and other germs from one place to the next, which is the issue raised in this article below.
If you feel gloves are the best option for you, simply remove them as you leave one location, and put on a fresh pair.
…unlike the photo at the bottom of the article, please dispose of them responsibly.
Absolutely no gloves allowed inside store – management….
…..If you are wearing the same set of gloves all over town, you are carrying germs everywhere! Every door you touch, the cart, the supplies, your phone, your face.