I have masks. Some cloth ones. I haven't been out yet to test them. I got one for each of my kids and husband too. We'll have to discuss proper usage of it because so many touch the ties/elastic and are basically touching their face messing with the mask! But I think we'll see more and more of it. Hard habit to get into for me though. I got a shark one, a space one, one with skeletons on it and one with pink flamingos. Ha, handing them out based on personality in the house was fun!
Yes because I have tons of problems including a brain tumor and heart problems
I've only been out for doctor's appointments, but I'm wearing them.
Specialmom is right - wearing them correctly is vital.
This has a decent video about how to wear one. It's pretty specific to the certain mask they have, but you can generalize it for yours.
Where did you get a mask with flamingos? Sounds cute!
My wife and I were avoiding them because that was the official advice, that they didn't work for healthy people, only for the sick, and to leave them for the health professionals. Then they changed the advice and my wife ordered some and they haven't arrived yet. Don't like the idea, but I guess we're going to wear whatever she ordered online to the grocery store. Don't go anywhere else anymore, though, no place to go, and you don't need them to exercise outdoors as there's plenty of room to avoid others. It seems that since so many who have it are completely asymptomatic we may be spreading it without knowing it. So I guess it's masks for all now.
Early in the pandemic, if people around where I live saw someone wearing a mask, they automatically thought the person was sick. People wearing masks got frowned on and avoided. Now people wear them to signal "I care about the health of my fellow humans," and in about a week, masks have moved from scary to reassuring. (Apparently this is more like the attitude in Asia, where due to MERS and SARS, they long ago made the cultural shift to mask-wearing being a positive signal.) I'm glad they announced that people should wear them even if they are not as effective as N95 masks, because it really will afford a certain amount of protection, and people will be able to do a little more outside of the home without being quite so worried. I haven't even been willing to go to the grocery store any more, even though their delivery timelines are a week out, and now I feel like I could at least go buy milk. Besides, I've gotten to see two great videos on YouTube about how to put a pair of men's legged underpants on your head and make a tidy little mask. Worth the price of admission!
I have a mask. But in the past the mask make me extra hot and i cough and gag and feel lightheaded.
I guess i will see if that is the case this weekend when i leave the house for groceries. The only time i get to leave the house.
I am wearing a mask, I use both a home made cloth mask and disposable non-surgical masks. It is mandatory here now in all public indoor places. I have a very compromised immune system, so I do worry about who is around me, if they are wearing a mask, or if they are being worn properly. I was on a public transit bus yesterday and someone got on, sat close to me, was not wearing his mask properly and was continuously coughing and not coughing into his sleeve. I was really annoyed at this but I didn't say anything for fear of the backlash I might receive. Seems everyone has their own opinion on wearing the masks. Personally I don't know if wearing them totally prevents catching Covid, but I am sure that they do help.
stormpower I see lots of people purposelessly wearing masks improperly, sometimes just covering their mouth. I live in an area that often has smoke from forest fires putting the air quality index in the unhealthy range for up to a month in the summers, so this week bought an N 95 and some N 99 filters online so I can go outside with less worries. I plan to use them for indoor Covid protection too but I do curbside shopping whenever possible and rarely enter buildings and so won't need it much for Covid.