The number of COVID is back on the rise with the spread of the Delta variant as parents across the country participate in their annual back-to-school ritual.
With some school systems requiring students, faculty, and staff to be masked when the first bell rings in the 2021-22 school year, many families are looking to purchase loose disposable masks and washable cloth masks and reusable. Students aren’t alone either, as many businesses and groups across the state ask everyone to mask themselves.
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Parents interested in purchasing cloth masks can check out The Gap, which offers 3 mask packs in a variety of styles for $ 18.
Old Navy offers 5 packs of cloth masks for just $ 12.50 and 3 packs of themed masks, such as Pokemon, for $ 12.50.
Caraa offers an assortment of sheet masks in five packs. Children can choose from “Fairy”, “Pastel” or “Cool” color varieties for $ 25 a pack.
Vida offers an “FDA Registered Children’s Mask KN95” starting in packs of 10 for $ 35. These can be purchased in sets of 50 for $ 120 if you’re looking for more bang for your buck. If you’re looking to buy even more, they even offer a 1,000 pack for $ 1,700. They are available in eight colors and are described as “Kid-tested and Physician-Approved, our FDA-registered, US-made KN95 children’s masks for children offer 95-99% + efficiency and filter system. with 5 layers of breathable non-woven fabric, of which 2 layers are premium fusion blown. Soft ear bands and a metal nosepiece ensure a snug fit. Each order includes a prepaid return label to return used masks for recycling. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Vida also offers many face covering options for adults.
Walmart also offers a wide variety of children’s masks. If you are looking to buy N95 face masks for adults, shop here.