The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of big changes. Namely, the world is in lockdown, with most of the population in quarantine for the foreseeable future. But we’re still allowed to venture outside—for walks, for grocery runs, and other necessary tasks—and when we do, the CDC recommends we wear protective face masks to stop the spread of the virus.
This practice has lead to a lot of DIY. There are face mask patterns of every ilk online, from sewable fabric versions to easy-to-make protective gear using materials around the house. But a lot of companies are jumping to action, too, shifting gear from regular production to sell face masks to consumers. Get It Right (GIR), a kitchen utensil company, is the latest to offer protective—and super cool-looking—face masks to the public and to healthcare employees working through the coronavirus pandemic.
GIR’s eco-friendly masks are sold as “kits” that include a breathable face shield made with medical-grade, FDA, and LFBG approved silicone. It comes with five filters you can switch out over time; they last one full day, but if you only use them sparingly, one can last longer. You can sterilize the silicone in an autoclave, dishwasher, or oven. Or just clean with household cleaning products like bleach or soap and hot water.
The best thing about these GIR masks? When you check out, there’s an option to buy your kit and donate one at the same time. (You can also purchase one mask only, donate one mask only, or purchase and donate in bulk.)
Donations go to area hospitals, grocery stores, and package carriers near the GIR immediate communities of New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago—some of the cities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
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🚨 IMPORTANT news, Squad!! 🚨 Reusable masks are here to buy + donate! Swipe left for details and some answered FAQs. 💙 Get It Right was founded upon the notion of finding solutions; that’s how we approach everything we do. When we realized there was a need for protective gear for everyone from healthcare workers to grocery store workers to you and me, we got to work and partnered with our manufacturers to develop a reusable silicone mask. Admittedly it’s departure for us, but life has taken a crazy turn for us all, and we think we’ve come up with a pretty interesting solution. While our reloadable silicone masks shouldn’t replace N95 surgical or procedural masks, they are another much-needed option in the race to protect our communities from the spread of COVID-19. We’ve heard from so many of you in need of PPE and we feel that this best way we can answer the call. We are also asking, from the bottom of our hearts, for you to consider donating a mask to healthcare and essential workers in need. You’ll have that option on our website. 💙 Buy + donate now: https://gir.co/masks 💙 We know that time is of the essence, so here’s the working plan: We’re donating masks immediately from our currently supply. The next batch of masks is slated to arrive at our California warehouse approximately two weeks from today. This is the goal, but delays can (and do) happen when receiving overseas shipments, so fingers crossed. Once received at our warehouse, we’ll need a day or two for our crew to set everything up for shipping. We’ll keep you posted every step of the way, but know that our goal is to get them into your hands as soon as possible. 💙 We never imagined ourselves here... but we know that all we can do is the next right thing. That’s the Get It Right thing. 💙 Be well, stay home if you can, and stay safe! Much love from all of us at GIR!! 💙 . . . . . #getitright #gir #ladyboss #imsomartha #cookhappy #lovewhatyoudo #dothegetitrightthing #momblogger #facemask #reusablefacemask #covid19 #coronavirus #covid19relief #covid19reliefefforts #coronamask #facemasks #facemaskselfie #masksforheroes #siliconemask #masksforhealthcareworkers #donatefacemasks #donatetoday
Head over to GIR’s website to learn more about these masks—which come in seven different colors—and to purchase and donate.
We love to see companies like GIR use their resources to protect all of us, including those vulnerable folks risking their lives from the frontline.
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