This story was originally published on Stamford Moms.
The CDC has recommended that in instances where social distancing is impossible, people over the age of 2 wear non-medical masks, saying this is meant to slow the spread of the virus, and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. In some states, like Connecticut and New York, this is now required.
If you’re looking to purchase cloth face masks, several online retailers are now selling them. Some of them in fun patterns and many are even giving back for each purchase made or simply charging to cover the expenses of making the masks.
We have a list of places to purchase these masks, below:
Fits ages 10 – adult. First name monogram available on the mask.
Masks & Gloves available in matching patterns.
For every mask purchased, one will be donated a worker on the frontlines.
Profit from the sales of safety masks will be donated to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
For every pack sold, the brand has committed to donating a pack to someone on the front lines in need of protection within the community.
Child & adult sizes available.
All purchases help fund the brand’s production of surgical masks and medical gowns.
Available in child and adult sizes. A portion of the proceeds from face covers will go to those in need of them within the Providence, RI community.
For every mask purchased, one is donated to First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Child & adult masks available. Proceeds go to @wearFIGS Frontline Responders FUND.
Toddler, youth & adult sizes. For every mask sold a mask will be donated to Person to Person.
The CDC warns that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.