75+ Face Masks That Are Shipping Right Now

Emilee Geist

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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These Face Masks Meet the CDC Requirements For Cloth Face Coverings

Emilee Geist

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, government officials are now encouraging people to keep their faces covered at all times when they’re outside — even if they don’t have access to a face mask.

While hospitals continue to deal with a shortage of face masks, the CDC says many cloth face coverings could still be effective in helping to “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

The CDC says cloth coverings are most effective when they follow these five guidelines:

  1. Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  2. Be secured with ties or ear loops

  3. Include multiple layers of fabric

  4. Allow for breathing without restriction

  5. Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Keep in mind these face coverings are not surgical

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The 10 best cloth face masks you can buy online

Emilee Geist

These are the 10 best masks we've ever tested.
These are the 10 best masks we’ve ever tested.

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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), face masks and coverings have become a new normal for society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear cloth face masks to help slow the spread of the virus, and in many places, doing so is either advised or required.

A number of retailers now sell masks (we compiled a list of 100-plus here), and it seems as though more stores and designers are announcing new cloth face mask offerings each week. It’s easy to default and pick a mask based on a fun pattern or color, but you may end up with a mask that offers minimal protection or does not fit your face comfortably.

After spending hours testing 18 of the most

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Here’s how to buy face masks with popular styles for 2020

Emilee Geist

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

It’s important for adults and kids alike to have a collection of comfortable face masks and coverings. Our selections, culled from popular fashion brands and reputable stores, are appropriate for school or work or pretty much anywhere in public. Some even donate to coronavirus-related charities. 

Read on to see the face masks that CNET readers love most (as measured by recent clickthrough data) and the stylish coverings that CNET editors are wearing.

Read more: 7 face mask myths debunked: What to know about coverings, COVID-19 and your health

Face mask tips to remember

  • Cotton face mask options may be the most comfortable and easiest to fold up and carry around, and they’re machine washable.
  • Some masks have pouches where you can add extra filter material.
  • Masks that
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Face masks pick perilous path from health protector to fashion accessory

Emilee Geist

<span>Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

At the Venice Film Festival the actor Tilda Swinton pulled out an ornate gold design face mask and wore it on the red carpet, just like she would have with a statement clutch bag or a must-have piece of jewellery.

The mask was not entirely pandemic-approved – on Instagram the designer James Merry said the custom-made piece was inspired by “stingray skeletons, seaweed and orchids” – but it was symbolic of a bigger shift: the world of high fashion is finally allowing itself to embrace the coronavirus face mask.

Last week also saw Lady Gaga light up the static VMA awards show with a parade of highly fashion-conscious masks. There was the bubblegum pink one from Cecilio Castrillo (a muzzle which resembled the facehugger from Alien), a horned one from Lance Victor Moore, a futuristic one designed by Smooth Technology and then when accepting an award

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This Site Used to Print Business Cards; Now They’re Letting You Create Your Own Face Masks

Emilee Geist

Wearing face masks and social distancing have become a new normal for many Americans, as more than half of U.S. states have instituted mask mandates and other safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

As the U.S. continues its effort in fighting Covid-19, non-medical masks have also become an opportunity for self-expression. One way to showcase your personality and style is through a custom face mask. While there are a number of sites offering stylish, pre-designed face coverings, the popular online printing company Vistaprint, is now offering an easy way to customize your face masks and even order them in bulk (say, if you want to order masks for your restaurant or small business).

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See all custom mask options on Vistaprint

What’s great about Vistaprint’s non-medical masks is that they’re designed to hold replaceable filters (available separately as 10-packs for $10), and they’re

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Face masks, digital thermometers and more: Shop August reader favorites

Emilee Geist

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As some restaurants, salons and other businesses welcomed back their customers in August, NBC News Shopping readers continued to invest in face masks, filters and thermometers. And while students geared up to return to online or in-person classes, our visitors showed an increased interest in back-to-school related items: kids face masks, Wi-Fi routers and other tech to create an at-home classroom.

With increased time spent at home, NBC News Shoppers continued to purchase products to improve their homes, including vacuums, ergonomic chairs and exercise bikes, as well as grooming essentials such as trimmers and razors. After you check out the above shopping guides and

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40 Fashion-Forward Face Masks To Express Your Personal Style

Emilee Geist

Fashion has always had a way of taking our core wardrobe essentials — outerwear, underwear, and everything in between — and turning them into statement pieces. Consider the trusty trench coat, for example, which was originally created to shield soldiers from the elements but, over time, turned into one of the most distinctive utility apparel items a person could own. And don’t get us started on how the functional bike short has morphed into a top streetwear trend that will not go away (even after its initial rise and fall in the ’90s). It’s no surprise, then, that the protective face coverings we’ve been advised (and in some cases, ordered) to wear outdoors to curb the spread of the coronavirus have quickly been embraced and beautified by the fashion world.

“It just felt like there was a need [for a stylish face mask],” says Hillary Taymour, founder of the sustainable

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This unlikely retailer has the best patterned and printed face masks for adults and kids

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After a few months of wearing a mask whenever we leave the house, many of us have developed our own preference for what makes “the perfect mask.”

Like any article of clothing, comfort, above all else, is key — especially if you’re wearing a face covering for upwards of 8 hours a day. We want something lightweight, but effective, adjustable but snug, easy to clean or toss in the garbage. Searching for the right mask can veer into Goldilocks territory quickly, but the long and short of this is simple: just wear one!


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The Best Halloween Face Masks for Adults & Kids

Emilee Geist

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Halloween face masks can put shoppers in the spirit for the spooky season ahead.

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This year, it will be more than a costume that shoppers will have to think about buying for Halloween. As face masks continue to be a part of our daily dress, the coverings surely will factor into our wardrobes for fall. Luckily, there are several Halloween face masks available online for both children and adults.

The seasonal coverings can help transform a costume to make them look more authentic, or simply can be worn to get festive for fall. From Spider-Man to skeletons and Marilyn Monroe, shoppers can find a variety of themed face masks on the Internet. Rhinestones and holographic coverings are also included in our roundup of Halloween face

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