Cloth Face Masks Will Help!
The NYS Department of Health supports members of the public who
  • choose to wear cloth face coverings in public settings, where physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
    Maintaining physical distancing, by staying at least 6 feet apart when in public and staying home whenever possible is critical to slow the spread of the virus, even if wearing a face covering. While cloth face coverings may not prevent the wearer from becoming infected, they might help stop the spread from people who have the virus and are unaware.Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low-
    cost, can be used as an additional, voluntary health measure, beyond the recommended physical distancing. When wearing face coverings, citizens should:

     Make sure that they fit snugly and cover their nose and mouth.
     Be changed frequently and laundered when they are soiled or wet.
     Not become complacent with other protective measures.
    o Do not touch the cloth covering or face.
    o Continue to be vigilant with thorough and frequent hand washing.
     Soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer of 60%+ alcohol.
    o Practice respiratory etiquette and cover your coughs or sneezes
    o Practice social distancing – even when wearing masks.
    o Stay home and help flatten the curve!

Do you Sew? Your community needs you! Help your less-handy neighbors.   If you have extra time on your hands and can make masks The Rogue Carrot is hearing from customers they can’t find masks.  If you want to donate mask that will be given away please drop them off during normal business hours. M-F 10-6 , S&S12-5.

Pro-tip: Make a mask with with a clear inside and outside color so you don’t put it on inside out

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Check out the whole article here along with a “how to” video. Protect yourself by protecting others.

Protect yourself by protecting others.

If you’re looking for ways to engage in socially distant community service, making or sewing face masks is a great way to help your fellow community members! Save those N95 masks for those on the front lines!

Here are some free patterns and videos.