UPDATE: Scroll down to end of post for additional resources for masks sent in by readers.
The Center for Disease Control is now recommending wearing face masks in public because recent studies show “a significant portion of individuals” with coronavirus don’t show symptoms, and can unknowingly transmit the virus to others.
One city in Texas is mandating that people wear masks in public or risk $1000 fine.
Until you can get a mask, you can use bandanas, scarves and cloth face masks like ski masks or balaclavas.
If you need a fabric mask, Moline Kronberg Cleaners in Upper Montclair has been making them.
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As this virus continues to change our everyday lives, we must remain a strong and united community. In order to do a small part, we are making masks for those in our community that may need them. If you or a loved one needs a mask, stop by Moline and ask us for one. #masks #staysafe #uppermontclair #community #staystrong #worktogether #newjersey #molinekronberg #drycleaning
A reader writes:
Here’s a source for reusable masks. Production takes 3-5 days.
This is a company that makes fun hospital gowns for sick kids. They provided one to my son while he was ill. They have pivoted to making masks for hospitals/first responder orgs and orders from the public. You can nominate a hospital/responder org to receive masks and they will create a link on the site for people to sponsor masks for them. These are very good quality.