As a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, wearing protective face coverings outside the house has quickly become the new normal. Of course, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should be practicing social distancing and staying at home as much as possible to reduce the continued spread of the virus. That being said, when you do have to go out — whether it be to get groceries, drop off food for a loved one, or pick up a prescription — wearing a cloth face covering is strongly advised, and in some cases, required. This is especially important because asymptomatic carriers can unknowingly transmit the virus in public places.
With the demand for face coverings growing every day, a slew of brands have stepped up to help by making their own. Additionally, some have implemented a “get one, give one” policy to help those in need, while others are donating a portion of or all of the proceeds to COVID-19 relief funds. So far, we’ve found ones that are triple-layered for extra protection, ones made with 100-percent organic cotton for sensitive skin, and a bevy of options that are as stylish as they are safeguarding. It’s important to remember that even though we can find masks that are fashionable with prints that make us smile, we’re ultimately wearing these masks for our health.
Ahead, check out 25 protective face coverings on the market that will aid in keeping those around you safe.
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