Re: PPS Mask - Sew Your Own
Jim - N6MED
Sorry if I lacked clarity in my first response.
1. The "dust mask" so far as I can tell is made of paper and less porous than the pleated cloth mask and, IN MY OPINION the better option. My wife wears the dust mask when she has ventured out to shop. A cloth mask, again, IMHO, would be better suited for one who is infected and coughing or sneezing. It's all about blocking cooties from gozinta or gozouta, whichever side of the mask you are on.
2. If one ventures out to shop, wearing gloves ("inspection" or "exam" gloves, whether nitrile, vinyl, or even latex) might be useful if you have open cuts or sores on your hands. But, simple course would be to use those wipes stores make available to wipe off the grocery cart handle/push bar. Just go for t a wipe that is still wet. After wiping, give it a few moments to dry.
Watching Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD last eve, he brings his groceries into his house and divides his kitchen counter into "dirty" and "clean" halves. Ref: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/04/03/sanjay-gupta-wiping-cleaning-groceries-demo-town-hall-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/novel-coronavirus-explained/
My wife leaves all but the cold stuff in our garage for 48 hours then uses those household wipes (the ones that claim to kill 99% of cooties) on the packages before bring them inside. And, she has her shopping clothes left in the garage, changing before she comes in the house.
Else, IMHO, your plan looks good to me, especially the part about hand washing!
3. Nice offer from your daughter's boyfriend. But where have his hands been? Is he as attentive to social distancing and hygiene as you are? If my Valery wasn't going out to shop (and she is r-e-a-l-l-y careful in a store). I think using Bel Air's (and Raley's) on-line shopping and home delivery would be a great solution. Dennis / WU6X can offer first hand experience there.
Jim / N6MED
On 4/5/2020 2:11 PM, Greg D wrote: