April 30, 2020 Update

April 30th Update (pdf) Masks on airplanes: Where things stand on personal protection and social distancing Why Airlines Have Been Slow to Require Passengers to Wear Masks A Face Mask for Every Airline Passenger Is the Likely New Normal COVID-19: Masks Make Difference In Reducing Transmission, Lowering Death Rate, Research Says Face Masks and aContinue reading “April 30, 2020 Update”

April 29, 2020 Update

April 29th Update (pdf) As Illinois facial covering requirement nears, Lightfoot and opponents put forward dueling plans to distribute masks in Chicago Medline seeks FDA’s OK to sterilize N95 masks VR could be the key to more people wearing masks to beat COVID-19 US coronavirus cases top 1 million, lawmakers urge airlines to make faceContinue reading “April 29, 2020 Update”

April 28, 2020 Update

The New Flying Etiquette’: JetBlue Mandates Face Masks for All Passengers American Airlines will make flight attendants wear face masks and offer them to passengers United now requires flight attendants to wear masks. Union urges same rule forpassengers, too AFA Statement on First U.S. Airline to Require Passengers Wear MasksJetBlue to require passenger masks.Should allContinue reading “April 28, 2020 Update”

April 27, 2020 Update

Best fabrics for homemade masks are cotton, natural silk and chiffon, according to study from U. of C., Argonne https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-study-fabric-coronavirus-0424-tt-20200424-vu7hdrgfojfutm6c4jpy3ajsv4-story.html Mask makers cope with unexpected COVID-19-related shortages as sewing machine demand jumps. https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-face-masks-elastic-shortages-20200425-cuh2orzfnvesda4xha4mi7lp6i-story.html Kroger requiring employees to wear face masks to help slow spread of COVID-19 https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article242304181.html Israeli Firm Raises $5 Million for Tech toContinue reading “April 27, 2020 Update”

April 25-26, 2020 – Weekend Update

Best Homemade Face Masks to Protect From COVID-19 Combine Cotton and Silk, Study Finds https://www.newsweek.com/best-homemade-face-masks-covid-19-cotton-silk-study-1500059 Thanks to COVID-19, there’s a new category in retail: the cloth face mask https://www.marketplace.org/2020/04/24/cloth-face-mask-new-category-retail-covid19/ Coronavirus News: Kansas farmer gifts Gov. Cuomo with mask to help fight COVID-19 https://abc7ny.com/kansas-farmer-face-mask-governor-cuomo-receives-gives-coronavirus-new-york/6127982/ Sewing a Covid-19 Mask? You Need This Chart https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-24/sewing-a-covid-19-mask-these-materials-are-best How much doContinue reading “April 25-26, 2020 – Weekend Update”