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RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - maki2 - 05-18-2020

Acting responsibly by cooperatively wearing a mask and doing sanitizing of my hands is not a violation of any of my constitutional rights. I know sneezes happen as do sudden coughs, they can happen to all of us. I know I can be contagious before symptoms appear if I do acquire the virus.

I wear a mask when out in public. Yesterday I went to the grocery store. After I had walked through the soap aisle I was standing and looking into the meat section and suddenly sneezed close to the packages of meat. Sudden sneeze I did not even feel it coming on or have time to put my face into my arm. Those perfumes in the detergent aisle can set me off with a sudden reaction to the chemical irritation. Fortunately no other customer was anywhere close by. That would have shocked them to see me sneeze. I was truly grateful that I had taken effort to wear a good quality mask despite the inconvenience and discomfort. It is hot to wear, I don't like doing it but it is the right thing to do at this point in time so I do it anyway. I am currently doing stay at home in Seattle while finishing my build. There is still plenty of Covid 19 going around that is creating community transmission situations.

Be safe, be aware, take care of yourself and be considerate about reducing risk to others too.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - sneaks - 05-18-2020

(05-18-2020, 06:16 AM)Stargazer Wrote:  Bullfrog,

You wrote "after seeing many cases are from people who stay home it makes you wonder if they wear one when dealing with deliveries or packages coming in from the outside." I have wondered about that myself. How many people who have stayed home and/or worn masks are getting sick anyway?

Would you please give a source for this? Thanks!!

I used to meet all my delivery people - living where I do, 80% of my shopping is online because there's no local resources - and now I don't. They drop off on the stoop, once they have left, I go out, get the package, take it to the porch, open, disinfect, bring items inside. The first two weeks of the state of emergency, my postal carrier had no PPE. I left some in the mailbox for her. I got a note back thanking me for not only the items, but respecting her & her family's safety by changing my routine. I double-check I've shut off the coffee maker before I leave the house. I do a walk around inspection of my vehicles before I drive off. I wash my hands after using the bathroom. The few minutes extra involved in all of these things is minor compared to the alternative. YMMV.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - jacqueg - 05-18-2020

(05-18-2020, 09:54 AM)sneaks Wrote:  I used to meet all my delivery people - living where I do, 80% of my shopping is online because there's no local resources - and now I don't. They drop off on the stoop, once they have left, I go out, get the package, take it to the porch, open, disinfect, bring items inside. The first two weeks of the state of emergency, my postal carrier had no PPE. I left some in the mailbox for her. I got a note back thanking me for not only the items, but respecting her & her family's safety by changing my routine. I double-check I've shut off the coffee maker before I leave the house. I do a walk around inspection of my vehicles before I drive off. I wash my hands after using the bathroom. The few minutes extra involved in all of these things is minor compared to the alternative. YMMV.

Exactly.

I'm gonna let other people exercise their constitutional rights to get sick and infect the ones they love. I'm going to be wearing a mask in public (and all the other things) until there's one or more effective treatment protocols. I expect that means until the end of the year, but no matter how long it takes - I'll be doing them.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - nature lover - 05-18-2020

I am happy to wear my mask in public. But wearing a mask all the time is not only stupid it is dangerous. The common "germs" we pick up in breathing help to strengthen our immune systems. When I walk outside I have my mask around my neck and the moment I see someone coming I put it in place. What I laugh about are the people that wear the mask while driving alone, or sitting in their living room alone, and while hiking in the forest with a spouse etc. Apparently there are many who do this. (my wife (seperated) is one of them). I believe that fresh air is very healthy for us unless we are near others, really even more than the recommended 6 feet should be masked for the time. The excessive use of masks is a sign of the ignorance and fear that many have. But by all means in public wear that mask.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - sneaks - 05-18-2020

Agreed, though I do wear my mask in the car, it saves me having to deal with putting it on as I'm getting out of the truck when I get to my destination. I don't glove up until I'm outside of the vehicle, and I remove them before I touch my vehicle, saves having to wipe it down. I carry two ziplocks with me - one for my used gloves so I can safely dispose of them, one to put my mask in for the ride back. This is the same procedure we have been instructed to follow by my state EMS board. There's no reason - unless someone has been exposed without PPE or proper precautions - to wear one at home. I did wear one for two weeks when a paramedic I worked with regularly was tested positive, to protect my better half, but that is exception and not the norm.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - 1shemp - 05-20-2020

I always wear a mask in public places.It improves my looks so much.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - JohnnyM - 05-20-2020

^^^^ HaHa Know what you mean. Me too

Johnny


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - eDJ_ - 05-20-2020

The Blackberry's are in bloom here where I live and a lot of people are allergic.

When I was at a grocery store last week the girl who gives people a wiped off shopping cart was telling me she saw this woman
sneeze in her mask so hard that one of her flip-flop's looked like it blew right off her foot.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - Almost There - 05-20-2020

I started wearing masks when in grocery etc stores April 12th. I had just finished my mandatory 14 day quarantine (BC demanded it way before it was  Cdn federally mandated) and needed groceries.

The first masks I made ( I gave away several), had a permanent washable filter sewn in. The new pattern I use now has a pocket for a nose wire and uses an insert-able disposable filter. I made a batch of them for one of my sons who lives in an urban area and have just completed enough to do me for work for when I get to start my summer job sometime in June. Ha, they even match my costuming - got to be fashionable about this!

I gladly wear them, no anxiety about it at all.

I suspect that we'll be wearing them for a good long time.


RE: Wearing a mask now we are opening? - wayne49 - 05-20-2020

I have been wearing masks since 2017, due to desert dust that can carry Valley Fever and allergens. Since the dust can hang out in the vehicle's HVAC system, I wear the mask in the vehicle.
Only diff is that now I leave the mask on when I go into a store.
The other diff is that when I go into a store, I can't always get what I want nor can I get what I need.