Where To Buy Face Masks For Your Family

On May 1, San Diego County announced that face masks will now be required in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask isn’t a foolproof way to avoid Coronavirus, but it does help reduce the risk of transmission by creating a barrier between air-borne particles that result from speaking, coughing, and sneezing. When combined with Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, such as washing your hands and social distancing, face masks are one more way to support healthier communities for everyone.

If you’re wondering where to buy face masks for your family, we hope you find the variety of options below helpful.

Cloth & Disposable Face Masks

In recent weeks, creators of all kinds have turned their attention to supporting the increasing demand for face masks. For instance, many people are turning to Etsy and Amazon to browse and buy cloth and disposable face masks.

  • Etsy: This crafty platform offers a wide variety of cloth face mask options for adults and kids. Choose from fun patterns and individual masks or packs of multiple face masks. The mask options range from under $10 to more than $30.
  • Amazon: Ranging from packs of 50 to individual masks, Amazon offers a wide variety of masks as well. However, due to increased demand, shipping from Amazon is delayed for several weeks.

Locally Made Face Masks

Even in our own backyard, local designers and entrepreneurs are stepping up to supply face masks for the community in a time of need.

  • San Diego-based designer Kenneth Barlis has cloth face masks available on his website and is committed to supporting long-term care facilities with the proceeds.
  • Southern California-based company Sagebrush Bags hand makes cloth face masks in men, women, and kids sizes. For every mask purchased, the company donates one to local first responder families, grocery store workers, and organizations in need.

For more tips on staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our article, Coronavirus: What You Need To Know To Stay Safe. For more information on healthy San Diego living, please visit www.scrippsamg.com.

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