As the world was shutting down from the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s oldest children's shoe company did something they hadn’t done for 130+ years: manufacture something other than children’s shoes. With a shortage of masks, Kepner Scott pivoted it’s manufacturing process to produce thousands of cloth masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, as the pandemic enters a dangerous stage before widespread vaccination, we believe it is urgent to pivot once again. From now on, Kepner Scott will only be selling cloth masks paired with KN95 masks to encourage double-masking.
Unlike early in the pandemic, more advanced filtration masks like the KN95 are now widely available. With the more contagious variants of COVID-19 spreading and deaths in the U.S. averaging more than 3,000 a day, cloth masks are simply no longer sufficient. To help reduce the spread and do our part, we will no longer be selling cloth masks alone, but pairing every sale with three respiratory protective device KN95 masks.
We believe this is the most responsible path forward, and is consistent with the advice from a growing chorus of medical professionals. Double-masking adds additional protection to surgical masks alone. Dr. Fauci recently advised “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
Kepner Scott began producing masks both as a way to help the company survive the pandemic, but also out of a sincere concern for helping to fight the pandemic. In addition to our mask sales, we have donated thousands of masks in our local Pennsylvania community. We believe in doing our part to encourage double-masking, and hope others will help to spread the word.
Cloth masks paired with three KN95 masks can be purchased from www.kepnerscott.com starting today for $12.00 and free shipping. For more information, email email@example.com or call 1-800-832-7280.