Elaine Jackson’s designer non surgical masks are all the rage in Bath. Not only are they good looking but they are also practical.
Elaine has made dozens and is giving them to any resident who would like one. To keep physical distancing she has made them available in her mailbox. If you would like one please visit her mailbox and take what you need. You can find her address in the LCCRA phone book.
Instructions for making non surgical masks.
The best non surgical masks are constructed of two layers of heavyweight “quilters cotton” with a thread count of at least 180, and a tighter weave. Lesser quality fabrics work well, as long as they have an internal layer of flannel. In other words, if the fabric allows for a substantial amount of light to shine through, it’s going to allow tiny viral particles through, as well.
If you decide to use a homemade face covering mask it should be used only as an “additive” to social distancing, not a substitute. Using a non surgical mask is a way to add some layer of protection not only to you but to others around you.
If you would like to make some for your own use or to donate to others you will find a pattern and instructions HERE.