No matter how many days you've been quarantined at home, the time comes where you have to step out for an essential grocery run or to walk your dog. You're already employing social distancing, staying six feet away from others, but wearing a mask is another important way to keep safe and avoid accidentally infecting others. If you're not comfortable shopping IRL, or your local stores are sold out, you'll want to scout where to buy face masks online. Not only are a number of fashion brands shifting production to create masks for the general public, many of them are matching purchases with donations to essential personnel, making the buy worth it not just for yourself, but for others in need.
The latest CDC recommendations urge the use of cloth masks "in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain" like grocery stores and pharmacies to slow the spread and stay safe. Leave surgical masks and N-95 respirators for frontline works and instead, turn to some of your favorite brands that are now offering masks for sale including Reformation, For Love & Lemons, and Good American.
These labels have redirected their factories, materials, and deign teams and are now producing cloth masks for sale, many with an additional donation component. For example, along with producing protective gear, Caraa is continuing to donate five percent of all sales to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response Fund. Also, in addition to selling masks, Reformation has partnered with the City of LA to give masks to Los Angeles homeless shelters.
Below, shop for cloth masks that you can wear outside and while running essentials errands.
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