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And reusable! NOT shields.

I need to buy about 12-20 of them for use by teachers of toddlers and preschoolers.

Has anyone bought some that they felt were good enough to suggest daily use? 

Please let me know. PM if you’d rather. 

tia!

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My friend made one from cloth plus the plastic from a shield. The shield didn't work out because she said it didn't fit right and then when she tried to adjust it, it got worse. 

She said the pattern came from Ohio State university. This might be  it?https://ada.osu.edu/mask-instructions-diy

PIcture of her mask below. Maybe this would work? If you know people who can sew?

 

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9 minutes ago, cintinative said:

My friend made one from cloth plus the plastic from a shield. The shield didn't work out because she said it didn't fit right and then when she tried to adjust it, it got worse. 

She said the pattern came from Ohio State university. This might be  it?https://ada.osu.edu/mask-instructions-diy

 

Those look NICE!!!

One thing I’m wondering about the clear panels — does the wearer’s breath make them fog up? 

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18 minutes ago, Catwoman said:

 

Those look NICE!!!

One thing I’m wondering about the clear panels — does the wearer’s breath make them fog up? 

 

She used pieces from a faceshield that had a coating on it that was anti-fog. I wonder if you used something else if you could use this anti fog spray?

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PBCZ7C6/?coliid=I3T6ZSZB2X3B0P&colid=1NMYGEA2P1SKM&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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34 minutes ago, Catwoman said:

 

Those look NICE!!!

One thing I’m wondering about the clear panels — does the wearer’s breath make them fog up? 

I actually saw a clear panel mask 'in the wild' this weekend and it stayed clear when the wearer spoke. It was in a grocery store and she was talking to a stock person about something and I didn't see any fogging.  I have zero idea what it was made of, though.  Interestingly, I could hear her clearly, too, from a good 10 feet away, whereas people with cloth masks sound muffled to me even when I'm only six feet away. Part of me wishes I had waited until she was finished talking to the employee and asked her about it.

 

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1 hour ago, cintinative said:

My friend made one from cloth plus the plastic from a shield. The shield didn't work out because she said it didn't fit right and then when she tried to adjust it, it got worse. 

She said the pattern came from Ohio State university. This might be  it?https://ada.osu.edu/mask-instructions-diy

PIcture of her mask below. Maybe this would work? If you know people who can sew?

 

image.png.9e05fb03d87506c79a86e6888c81b161.png

 


those are very nice but alas I am so done Sewing it ain’t even funny. I’ve made over 300 regular masks and basicly never ever want to look at a sewing machine again ever.  I don’t know anyone else to do it affordably either. 

1 hour ago, Quill said:

My friend who works with the deaf community is using these: https://www.theclearmask.com/product


Those would not be allowed bc technically it is not considered a mask. It’s a shield bc the sides of the face are open.

I’m not worried about fog. I can fix that. 

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7 hours ago, Quill said:

Also, I meant to say, Hi, Murphy! I haven’t seen you in a few months. 

 

2 hours ago, Ausmumof3 said:

No idea just saying nice to see you here.  Hope you’re all doing ok.


awww. Shucks. Thanks for missing me ladies. Missed y’all too. I’m coping with life okay so far. Mommy-ing is hard these days and people-ing is hard too. But I’m trying to focus on life’s good. 

In this case, I’m trying to buy some clear masks that can be used at our catechist of the good shepherd program that starts in a couple weeks since not seeing faces of care givers is developmentally unhealthy for the very young but masks for all older people is still needed. 

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5 hours ago, Murphy101 said:


 


Those would not be allowed bc technically it is not considered a mask. It’s a shield bc the sides of the face are open.

I’m not worried about fog. I can fix that. 

 

7 hours ago, Quill said:

My friend who works with the deaf community is using these: https://www.theclearmask.com/product

Agreed that that looks more like a partial face shield than a mask.  The website claims that it blocks aerosols.   "Through the mask’s anti-fog, transparent plastic barrier, the ClearMask™ blocks aerosols, fluids and sprays from our faces".  Judging from the photos and video on the site, I can't see how this "mask"  can possibly "block aerosols" !!!!  Buyer beware, I think.

(The plastic itself might be impermeable to aerosols, but they certainly will enter the mask - and the respiratory system of the wearer- through the obvious gaps at the sides of the "mask")

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I'm using face shields with side drapes that cover the gaps around the sides and bottom.

Would something similar work for the half face shields/masks listed above?   A folded bandana or similar piece of cloth could probably be attached to the ear loops to cover the sides and run under the chin, or small pieces of cloth separate on each side.  

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