The First Responder Face Mask Cover
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Deploys 7,500 S.O.Tech Face Masks
Durable - Made of military rip-stop cotton uniform material
The Need and Solution: SOTECH realigned groups of our sewers to answer the call for Personal Protective Equipment in the Corona Virus Pandemic. Working with seasoned law enforcement officers and medical professionals fighting COVID-19, we designed a rip-stop cotton mask with a double ply forming a pocket to hold a non-medically rated disposable filter. The pocket can also hold some models of N-95 or surgical masks made by other manufacturers. These washable covers are reusable. We are using materials common to SOTECH’s inventory - camouflage, olive, black and khaki tan rip-stop and non-woven liners. All masks include a metal nose contour piece sewn in and elastic head loops with plastic cord-locks that adjust for a comfortable fit while the elastic allows for easy pull down and pull up. They are one-size-fits all. This elastic may or may not contain latex. Product is sold in mass quantities or three-packs encouraging users to wash and dry masks between uses, rotating them and changing filter inserts each time. We recommend machine washing the cover, and while the filter liners can be machine washed (at least 5 times), we recommend separately hand washing these and air drying to prolong the lifespan of the mask and filters. These masks come with four filters, and were designed with the intent of lasting the duration of the pandemic. Additional filter liners are available in packs of 6 sold separately. Extra cord lock buckles are also sold separately.
- Reusable - Machine washable for months of use
- Comfortable - Elastic adjusted with cord locks for long term use
- Professional - Uniform colors, not hospital paper look
- Innovative - Approaching masks as field gear, not surgical tool
- Functional - Head loops allow for easy up and down
- Multi-Use - Use stand alone, with our filters, or up to N-95 insert
- Cost Saver - Reusable vs single use masks saves money
- Reasonably Priced - Simple design yields a low price $6 to $8
$ 22.50 Product Code: FRFM-T
$ 3.00 Product Code: FRFMIF
$ 0.90 Product Code: CLSP-BLK
COLORS VARY BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
TYPICALLY AVAILABLE: KHAKI-TAN, BLACK, OLIVE GREEN, WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE, DESERT TIGER STRIPE, NAVY BLUE AND OCP MULTICAM.
MADE IN USA BY A VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS
SOTECH IS A US DEFENSE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND IS A
CERTIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
SOTech converted part of our sewing floor shortly after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to build face masks for local hospitals in Los Angeles that are terribly under-stocked in PPE. Now that we are up to speed producing 3000 masks a day, we are providing face covers to law enforcement agencies, military units, EMS, companies and individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about our story, read about us in this Los Angeles Daily News article: DailyNews.com Dennis McCarthy article
Per FDA Guidelines: Face masks may be used when FDA cleared masks are unavailable. It is recommended against use in a surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid bodily or other hazardous fluids may be expected. Body contacting materials include cotton cloth and elastic which may contain latex.