As the new year brings new challenges and the pressing need for masks has lessened, I find myself unable to continue making masks to order; HOWEVER, I will still sew unique options as I dig through my fabric reserves and unearth hidden treasures. This listing is for the pleated surgical style of mask, sewn from two layers of high-quality quilting-weight cotton, shown to be effective especially when combined with sustained social distancing. Price is for ONE adult-size cotton mask with elastic ear loops and adjustable silicone sliders as shown; front and back fabrics are shown in each photo.
NOTE: The CDC does NOT recommend the use of a mask for children under two years of age. Remember that cotton masks provide some droplet barrier in low-risk contact situations, and they serve as effective reminders to keep your hands off your face. The combination of proper mask use with sustained social distancing and regular hand washing remains our most effective strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic until widespread vaccine implementation.
RTS Surgical-Style Mask
- Wearing a mask does NOT replace social distancing. STAY HOME. Masks are only for essential work or errands like groceries. Otherwise STAY HOME.
- A cloth mask will not prevent virus particles from going through, but it can prevent you from expelling liquid droplets that may be contagious to others. Since we know cases may be asymptomatic or mild, this will help decrease spread. However, to protect yourself you still need at least 6 feet or more during essential outings, frequent hand washing, and no face touching.
- Do not touch mask while you are wearing it. It negates the use of it. If you do, wash your hands before touching anything else.
- Remove your mask as soon as you are home and wash it after every use. Wash your hands before touching anything else.
- Children under 2 should not wear a face mask. This is not safe for them per CDC.
- Remember that masks do not replace social distancing. STAY HOME. Refer to Rule #1.