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Posted on: April 8, 2020

CDC Recommends Use of Face Coverings or Masks in Public

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

While staying home, social distancing, and strict hand hygiene are still preferred methods for preventing further spread of COVID-19, facemasks are one more tool that may be used by the general public and essential workers to protect each other from respiratory droplets produced when we cough, sneeze, or talk. 

Please note that surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. Instead, you can make your own face covering/mask or support a Northbrook business by purchasing one. Non-surgical masks are being sold at: 

  1. Lisa’s Boutique - Orders can be placed for adult-sized cloth face covers ($8 and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (4173 Dundee Road at Sanders Crossing) or delivery ($6 shipping fee). Orders take 7-10 days to complete; to order, text 847-927-5472 or visit the store’s Facebook page.
  2. Payton Rose - Contact the store at 847-498-7673. Visit their website and Facebook page.
  3. Such a Deal & Duo Boutique - Adult and child-sized cloth face covers for sale ($12 each with free local delivery) located at 300 Skokie Boulevard. A portion of each sale will be used to send food to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital medical staff. Call or text 847-917-0255 or visit the store on Facebook or Instagram at @suchadeal.
  4. John’s Tailor Shop - Men, women, and child-sized cloth face covers ($10 each and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (300 Skokie Boulevard) or shipping available. Call 847-272-2226, email JTSLLC19@yahoo.com, or visit the store’s Facebook page
  5. La De Da - Adult and child-sized cloth face covers ($10-15 each and comes in assorted patterns) for curbside pickup (1957 Cherry Lane), free local delivery, or shipping available. Call 847-562-1170 or visit the store’s Facebook page or Instagram at @ladedanorthbrook.

Are you a Northbrook business selling non-surgical masks? Let us know the details here.

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