Face mask check: Are you being hygienic enough?
By now, wearing a face mask when you’re out and about or around crowds of people should be nothing new. Here’s what the WHO had to say about using a fabric mask:Wash your hands before putting on the mask. If you need to use the mask again, hold it at the elastic loops when removing it from the bag. If hot water is not available, wash the mask in soap or detergent and room-temperature water, followed by either boiling the mask for 1 minute OR; by soaking the mask in 0.1% chlorine for 1 minute and thoroughly rinsing the mask with room-temperature water (there should not be any toxic residue of chlorine on the mask). Make sure you’re continuing to socially distance yourself from people who aren’t in your household, keep washing those hands and try to avoid touching your face as much as possible.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public has become the new norm when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but with no design whatsoever. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in Schitt’s Creek? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
Asia shares mixed after tech rally takes S&P 500 near record
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, after buying of technology stocks nudged the S&P 500 closer to the record high it set in February before the pandemic crunched the global economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Wall Street rallies again; S&P 500 pulls within 2% of record
A currency trader wearing a face mask walks near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asia shares rise on vaccine hopes, tech rally on Wall Street
A man wearing a face mask looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, with Australias benchmark down more than 1% on reports of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the Melbourne area. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Palm Beach restaurateurs reopen to put ‘people back to work’
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Bagel Works in Boca Raton reopened Monday morning. Five weeks and three days after the initial coronavirus pandemic lockdown, employees of the Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach County were also eager to have the Mexican restaurant reopen. To make sure there was enough hospital capacity, Palm Beach went on lockdown April 3. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said access to public beaches begins May 18. Ron DeSantis allowed businesses in every county in the state to reopen May 4 -- except for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Disney selling face masks with beloved characters, donating proceeds to charity
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is getting in on the face mask game, and making masks featuring your favorite Disney characters. Disney said the company would donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, now through Sept. 30. That’s right, you can have Baby Yoda on your face mask while you grocery shop at Trader Joe’s. In addition to donating the proceeds of these colorful masks, Disney said it will donate 1 million cloth face masks to children and families in vulnerable communities across the United States. From Elsa, Anna, Buzz and Woody, there is a face mask for every Disney fan.
Coronavirus DIY: Local artist Soir shares instructions on how to make face masks
She was at the West Boca Medical Center when nurses told her her husband wasn’t allowed inside. A pediatric nurse named Brenda calmed her down, and she told her about the lack of face masks. The pandemic also forced Bugatchi, an Italian made clothing company with a corporate office in Boca Raton, to close. As soon as her daughter was discharged from the hospital, the New World School of the Arts graduate got to work. Here is what they found:Tea Towel: 72.4%Cotton Mix: 70.2%Antimicrobial pillowcase: 68.9%Linen: 61.6%Pillowcase: 57%Silk: 54.3%100% Cotton T-shirt: 50.8%Scarf: 48.8%