With Oregon and states across the country slowly opening up, the coronavirus remains a serious threat for people returning to work, running errands or deciding to go about their daily lives.
While there are several retail options for adults looking to purchase face masks, it has been very difficult for parents to find smaller sized masks and face coverings for children (or adults with smaller faces for that matter).
If you are going out in the world, keep in mind that the Centers for Disease Control are still recommending people wear face masks or other facial coverings when going out in public. It should be noted that the recommendation to cover faces in public with masks, scarves, t-shirts or other cloth items is not a suggestion to protect members of the public from contracting the virus, but rather to prevent asymptomatic people who have contracted the virus from spreading it unknowingly. It is crucial that members of the public abide by the more critical and effective measures to slow the spread of the virus, which includes staying home as much as possible, staying six feet apart when out in public, frequently washing hands and refraining from touching your face as much as possible.
These recommendations can be especially important for children who may be in regular contact with at-risk members of the population like the elderly, or people with underlying medical conditions.
In case you are having trouble finding a mask for your son or daughter, The Gap are making masks especially for kids that can be shipped directly to you in order to avoid going out to find one. Here are a few options:
All mask options for kids from The Gap come in packs of three and are available for just $15.
• A 3-pack of masks for kids with multicolor hearts design ($15)
• A 3-pack of masks for kids with plaid color design ($15)
• A 3-pack of masks for kids with floral design ($15)
• If you need more masks for yourself and your kids, you can get a family pack that includes masks of various sizes ($36)
There are several other options to choose from, so check out all of the face masks available from The Gap for kids and adults.
— Tim Brown, The Oregonian/OregonLive | @timfsbrown
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