The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nowas a voluntary health measure when you are in busy public places where social distance is not possible, such as the supermarket. With the fabric covers are the next best option.
Look for masks made of cotton and have a filter bag – pleated ones can provide more layers. It should be wide enough to cover your nose and chin and firm enough not to make holes. A tight fit helps keep large particles out of the air, such as when sneezing.
Don't forget to wash the mask before putting it on. You can buy multiple masks so you always have a clean mask on hand – you should wash it when you get home after going out.
Note that wearing a non-medical face mask does not exempt you from physical and– you should still act as if you were not wearing one. And also be aware that non-medical masks which is why other precautions are so important. Here are some options for buying face masks and fabric coverings online.
Custom Ink is a printing company that makes custom equipment for companies and groups. Now the company uses its resources to make face masks from protective fabrics. You can order a family pack of 12 for $ 30.
The print shop notes that these masks are for personal use and should not be worn in a surgical or clinical environment with a high risk of infection.
If you can safely buy a homemade face mask from someone nearby, then Facebook Marketplace is a good place to find them. Make sure to follow your local physical distance guidelines when buying.
This means that you must be at least two meters apart, so be sure to pick up the item from the veranda or ask the buyer to ship the item to avoid contact. Wear gloves when collecting the mask and wash it immediately.
If possible, also use a mobile payment service to buy the products instead of exchanging cash, which can contain germs or bring you in close contact with the seller. Some sellers offer a buy button so you can pay online.
Shopping in an Etsy store is another option if you want to buy multiple face masks with different prints. It's important to note that they sell out quickly, so if you find one you like, it might be best to buy it.
Some vendors have adult and child sizes, so be sure to check the size before getting the mask to make sure you get one that fits.
Arm The Animals
If you want a mask that is fun to wear and gives people pleasure when they see it, try one of Arm The Animals. You can get a mask with a tiger face, a cat or dog face and more. The company donates a mask to hospitals, medical facilities and rescuers in California upon purchase.
While there aren't many options on Amazon Handmade at the time of writing, it is still a source of finding face masks. You should read the description to make sure you get one that has multiple layers of cotton.
Many of these sellers have capacity and are working on orders that will take weeks, so it is possible that it could take up to a month to receive your shipment.
American Blanket Company
The American Blanket Company sells fleece face masks that are thicker than a standard face mask. The company donates face masks to first responders and health professionals with every purchase. You can get a pack of five for $ 39.
Ask local groups
If you don't want to wait for the items to ship, contact social clubs or religious groups you are a member of and ask or someone makes them. If your neighborhood uses Nextdoor or has a Facebook page, you can also post there to see if someone can give you one – it's wise to offer to pay for their time.
Again, don't forget to wash the face masks before wearing them for the first time and after every use.
For more resources, here'sAnd when you leave the house.
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care professional if you have questions about a medical condition or health goals.