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. 

Wearing a cloth 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 three layers: a layer of quilting cotton on either side of a single layer of non-woven interfacing. The elastic ear cords will be tied loosely when you receive your mask so that they can be adjusted to fit your face.  

The mask can also be adjusted 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.

These 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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