Costco Surgical Face Mask, BYD Care Single Use

Over the past few weeks I’ve been seeing Costco have more & more products available to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (aka corona-virus). Costco now has hand sanitizer, face/neck gaiter’s & reusable face masks. I’ve seen most of these products in stock, with a purchase limit. Now they carry these general purpose/surgical masks, also know as, single use face mask (scroll down for photos). These are great to have around because you never know when you might lose your mask or forget to bring one with you. I always leave several in my car for the times I forget my reusable face mask or a friend is in need. The nice thing is the limit is 5, so you can buy up to 250 masks if you’d like. The thing I like about these is they are so comfortable because of how light they are. Just be sure to throw it in the garbage and not on the floor when you are done using it.

Costco Surgical Face Mask

Now I realize that I am using the term “surgical face mask” improperly. Technically, these are not “surgical face masks” because they are not regulated by the FDA. Because they are not regulated they can not be called surgical face masks. If they were actual “surgical face masks” they should be in a hospital setting and not Costco. What you are getting is a very similar mask that will perform the function as intended. These are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) by reducing droplet transmission from person to person. These are meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching your mouth and nose. You can even see on the box it says “non-sterile”, so these can not be used by health care professionals in a health care setting. Do not let the term non-sterile deter you. These masks are effective for their intended purpose. Here are a few more details about these general purpose masks………

  • 50 Pack or $0.32/each
  • Single Use, General Purpose
  • Soft & Easy to Breathe
  • Non-Sterile – Not to be used in clinical or medical settings
  • Manufactured by BYD Precision

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If they don’t carry these at your local Costco, they probably will soon. If you’d like to purchase a similar item on Amazon, please check out this link for a box of 50……….

If you’re looking for a reusable face mask & can not find that at Costco either, then please check these out………

Price: $15.99, Item Number: 615796

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4 thoughts on “Costco Surgical Face Mask, BYD Care Single Use

  1. Researchers at the University of North Carolina recently conducted efficacy tests of different mask types, findings were reported in the December JAMA Internal Medicine journal. Of the 10 studied, non-woven polypropylene masks with fixed ear loops (which is what this is) ranked second to last, blocking only 28.6% of droplets.

    1. Thanks for the information Mike. I looked up the article in which you are referring & you appear to be correct. These are “Non-woven polypropylene masks with fixed ear loops”. All I can recommend is for everyone to do their own research. N95’s are more expensive and harder to come by. These are better than nothing & sometimes you don’t have anything else available. I purchased a box of these & just keep them around everywhere. In my car, home, work & have extra’s in case anyone needs one. When used properly, they are effective…..just maybe not as much as others. Thank for the comment! That article was interesting.

  2. Don’t forget, BYD is an auto manufacturer. Gavin Newsom spent $1BILLION taxpayer dollars for these masks to be made. They are not intended for clinical use nor were they distributed to the residents of California.
    They’re available (without safety claim) for you to purchase, again +tax!
    Why are people still masking, despite the obvious?

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for the background on that. You are correct, these are not for clinical use. They are just the basic single use face coverings. They would probably be significantly more expensive if they were for clinical use. Happy Holidays & stay safe!

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