With COVID-19 ravaging communities and putting healthcare system under heavy strain, demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has been on the rise. There are reports all over hospitals of running out of PPE and in some cases leading to the improvising, and even recycling of this vital protective gear. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed its advisory, urging people to wear masks whenever out in the public as a measure to stop the spread of the virus. In a bid to arrest the situation and ensure that the front line soldiers and communities at large have access to PPE, are creatively designing face masks that not only offer protection but also guarantee comfort. BibBoards, a company that provides a solution to holding event bib numbers securely on athletes’ clothes without making holes, is now producing face mask snaps and hooks called 4EARS “Be Safe in Comfort”. While making the announcement, Brian Goodell, BibBoards co-founder, said that they been getting requests from hospitals, doctors, nurses etc for their products.
“The face mask straps are making peoples ears totally raw and people started posting pics on Facebook and Instagram of using BibBoards as a solution,” said the company founder while describing how the face mask works.
“At our hospital we are using them to snap & hook the elastic bands to hats, skull caps and bandanas or to each other behind our heads to help with the pain and skin abrasion of our ears after wearing PPE for 12 hour shifts or even longer,” said Joanna, a nurse who has used the 4Ears solution.
For hospital admin, HR, Public officers etc who are looking to order and get bulk discounts, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form.
According to Brian Goodell, the company has donated 100’s of 4Ears to Florida based doctors and nurses.
BibBoards INC. provides walkers, cyclists, trail runners, gymnast, other athletes and kids with a safe way to keep their number secure on clothing without making holes, rusting or unclasping. They also offer unprecedented exposure with the option of adding a business logo on the flat surface. Invented in 2009 and with the right team coming together in 2016, the company has been providing the market with a better bob fastener that does not need a magnet. BibBoards’ leadership team shares a love for athletics with their business expertise spanning an impressive range, from marketing to distribution, to intellectual property licensing. A company that started as a clever answer to a prickly problem now ranks highly as a powerful marketing tool for race promoters and sponsors.