Mixed Up Clothing Face Mask
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings 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.
Surgical masks and N95 respirators are in short supply and should be reserved for healthcare workers or other medical first responders, as recommended by CDC guidance.
HCP use of homemade masks: In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.
Mixed Up Clothing follows the guidelines for face coverings given by the CDC and Kaiser Foundation
From the CDC.gov website:
1. What fabric do you use for the fabric face covering?
100% cotton tightly woven because it is breathable and can withstand excessive laundering.
2. What does the mask look like?
2 layers of fabric approximately 15 ½” long by 7 ½” wide, rectangle in shape, pleated with 2 elastic ear loops, an adjustable nose wire and pouch on the backside for optional filter (not provided)
3. Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly?
They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
4. How does one safely clean a cloth face covering?
Warm soapy water and air drying should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
5. How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
6. Where are the masks made?
We proudly hand sew our masks in Los Angeles, CA