Face Coverings

With a critical shortage of medical-grade masks, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in enclosed public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used as part of the personal protective equipment by healthcare workers and other workers. These must continue to be reserved for those who need them. 

Be aware that wearing a mask will not stop you from getting COVID-19. However, it could help protect others – if you're carrying the virus but not aware of it, donning a face mask if you're in an public place or an areas where it's difficult to socially distance effectively could help prevent others from catching it from you. 

My masks consist of a double layer of quilting cotton around a single layer of non-woven interfacing. The elastic ear cords are tied loosely now so that they can be adjusted to fit your face. Once you’re satisfied with the fit, tighten the knot and trim the ends of the cord. Then you can slide the knot to hide it inside of the seam. 

You can adjust the mask to fit around the bridge of your nose by bending the copper pinch wire. I have not included a pocket for a filter because the masks are already lined with interfacing. 

I also have masks for kids.

The masks can be washed. Do not use hot water, but rather warm or cold, and hang them to dry. The nose wire will need to be readjusted after washing.

Cost: $11 each plus postage.

First Class postage: $3 for one; $5 for two; $6 for three

Priority Flat Rate postage: $8.30 for up to 12 masks

Contact me at lesliemarsh@mac.com to order.

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