We know you’ve got a Flyers hat. Flyers toque for the winter, Flyers hoodies, shirseys, teeshirts, and jerseys. We know you like to show the world that you’re a Flyers fan, whenever you can. Well, now there’s one more piece of Flyers gear you can sport.
We’ve all had time to settle in to our new normal, the one that involves us all taking responsible and reasonable measures to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus. One of these measures is wearing a face covering, per the CDC:
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Studies and evidence on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around 6 feet (about two arms lengths).
Wear Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings can be made from household items.
Prevent Spread by Those Without Symptoms
While people who are sick or know that they have COVID-19 should isolate at home, COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. That’s why it’s important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.
With hockey back on everyone’s radar, now is the time to get Flyer’d up. By purchasing an official Flyers face covering — not even just one, you get three! — you get a cool new way to show your orange and black pride and you’ll be supporting a great cause. It’s a win-win. And honestly a pretty great price, since a quick perusal of the interwebs will reveal that most cloth face coverings will run you about $10 each, minimum. You know you’ll see Kevin Hayes or Travis Konecny rocking one of these bad boys when they’re back in town, so get yours while you can.
NOTE: The NHL will donate its royalties from the purchase by the vendor to Feeding America (for US sales) and Food Banks Canada (for Canadian sales). The face coverings will ship by July 9.