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 locations it is even required.
If you’re looking to purchase cloth face masks, several local businesses and community members are selling them. Here is a list of a few to help you support LOCAL :
Fleur De Lys
369 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa
Shop Online at Fleur De Lys
Masks from $8 – $15
Face Wraps & Hand Sanitizer Spray Also Available
1778 Monrovia Avenue, Costa Mesa
Order Online at THREADS Embroidery
Masks from $8 – $10
Pick-Up or Flat Rate Shipping
Contact at 949-880-6797
Masks are $10
Pick-Up or Delivery w/in 5 Mile Radius of Costa Mesa
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.