Face Mask Shopping Online: Where To Buy And What To Look For
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Airports, retail stores, essential businesses, salons, public transportation -- all [/news/mandatory-face-masks-in-stores-cars-outside-where-youre-expected-to-wear-a-covering/ places where face masks are required] in many US states (here's a full [/news/where-are-face-masks-required/ list of the state mandates]). And if you don't have a face mask yet, you may get denied entry into many of these businesses. Fortunately, you don't have to [/news/want-to-make-a-face-mask-to-help-protect-against-the-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/ make your own face mask at home], because many online stores are designing their own face masks. You can select from simple, homemade coverings from crafters online to trendy (and often more expensive) designs that feature familiar characters, higher-end materials or uujama.com name brands. Proceeds often go to [ coronavirus]-related charities.
No matter where you buy them, face masks come in a variety of shapes and patterns, like these wonderful Golden Girls-inspired masks from Huntees.
Until a [/news/how-long-before-a-coronavirus-vaccine-is-ready-heres-the-latest-update/ vaccine is ready], it's uncertain how long face masks will be required in public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [ released new guidelines] for wearing face masks while participating in large gatherings as cities reopen, for example, if you go to an outdoor event or [/news/how-to-find-a-black-lives-matter-protest-where-you-live/ attend a protest]. Experts also point to signs of a [/news/is-a-second-wave-of-coronavirus-coming-this-is-what-we-know-so-far/ second coronavirus wave], which could complicate face mask use further, especially since the [/news/us-reaches-2-million-coronavirus-cases/ US has already reached over 2 million cases].
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Here we provide some options when it comes to buying a premade, nonmedical face mask, and some shopping pointers on what to look out for when you buy.
We're constantly updating and re-sorting this list, with the newest additions at the top. Those are followed by the vendors that are most popular with CNET readers, as measured by recent clickthrough data. Check out our gallery below to see which masks CNET editors are wearing now.