April 2020

Is it masking too much?

Nine days after Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a shelter-in-place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I sat down and made myself a couple of face masks using materials on hand.  No elastic but plenty of thread and yards of a colorful Dutch wax print cotton fabric I bought at a West African shop a few years ago.  Instead of a pleated rectangle with elastic ear loops—such as the mask suggest