Since April when the CDC released a statement that all Americans wear a face mask in public, reusable masks have evolved from being a niche product to being an everyday essential. Although any mask is better than no mask to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have grown savvier about shopping for masks with protective layers.
1. The best mask is one that fits you properly. It should be comfortable and cover the nose and chin without slipping.
2. A cloth mask should be washed and dried after each use. Because the virus cannot live for more than a week on cloth surfaces, an alternative is to make or buy seven masks — one for each day of the week.
Here are some of my favorite masks from Etsy:
Visibility matters. We need to see more people wearing them, both online and real life, so it becomes the norm.
Stay safe and Be Well.