Mask Safety and Resources
We have pivoted our vertical product incubator @Seattle Creative Studio to research, develop and manufacture the best sustainable masks for workforce and also for civilians. Including the replacement filters available which have 3 layers to block up to 95%.
We are sponsoring local home made mask making via Seattle Creative Studio - reach out if you want to sew masks at home Hello@SeattleCreativeStudio.com
Where to donate your home made masks:
Check Stop the Bug - a national network based in Seattle is helping to coordinate material donations with sewers willing to donate their time, then donating to those in highest need.
Get Us PPE
a national network based in Seattle is helping to coordinate material donations with sewers willing to donate their time, then donating to those in highest need.
Another one is https://getusppe.org/give/
Otherwise; check with your city and county websites to see where the local donation center is.
Safety Tips to consider
DIY filter tip - use 1 layer of thick paper towel as your filter if you do not have the 95% blocking replacement filter
DIY test tip -Can you blow out a candle with your mask/filter set on? If you cannot - then you are blocking significantly!
If you can blow out that candle .... that shows you very clearly you are not as safe. Each situation might be different wanting light or heavy blockage.
Other helpful links:
Can a face mask protect you?
Household products that kill Covid19
How Long Corona Virus will last on surfaces
Don't Panic About Shopping, Getting Delivery, or Accepting Packages (how long the virus lasts on various surfaces)