Business View Magazine | June 2020

12 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 OxyStrap recommends that the masks be hand washed daily during periods of usage to not only clean but also remove and destroy microbiological organisms from the mask. Dr. Ron Gertsch, M.D., Vice President of OxyStrap International explains, “We are currently producing and distributing at our cost, non- disposable/hand-washable protective masks, which are equivalent to N95 masks. We are committed to ramping up production as quickly as possible to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and safely reopen U.S. businesses and the economy which is being devastated at this time. A combination of practicing not only good hygiene, handwashing, and social distancing but also making available and properly using effective N95 equivalent protective masks when in close proximity to others will help tremendously to stop the spread of infection.” Dr. Gertsch stresses that, “Effective protective masks must be made available to all U.S. workers and also the general public as quickly as possible. This will be the quickest way to enable people to safely get back to work and open up our shutdown economy. The missing link is a plentiful supply of protective masks that have the following features: an effective microbiological barrier, inexpensive, non-disposable and safely reusable, hand- washable, comfortable to wear and easy to use. The protective masks that we are currently manufacturing at OxyStrap have those features. Simple cloth masks typically made out of cotton material do not provide an effective microbiological barrier.” OxyStrap International’s current mission is to quickly ramp up production capability to make these masks plentifully available to all U.S. workers and the general public. And Dr. Gertsch notes, “We encourage other U.S. companies, large or small, who have the capability, to do likewise so that a plentiful supply of these masks can be made available as quickly as possible. This isn’t the first infectious disease crisis that we have experienced, nor will it be the last.” Business View Magazine asked Dr. Gertsch for his insights on how OxyStrap International, as a company, has been affected during Covid-19 and how they’re taking care of the ‘community’ at large. He responded, “Our business like so Effective protective masks must be made available to all U.S. workers and also the general public as quickly as possible