Armor Up with Jazzy Masks
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
The Birth of Jazzy Masks
Working in the Healthcare Industry inspired me to create DIY Masks in order to cover standard PPE provided by my employer. As an Infection Preventionist in a local Hospital; I am required to wear appropriate PPE when I conduct Patient Education based on CDC guidelines. I am currently not providing direct patient care. Therefore, my risk for infection is extremely low.
However, as an essential employee during the COVID Pandemic; my Hospital required all Caregivers to wear Simple Masks. I initially created DIY masks for myself to wear as I conducted essential business within the community; as I have underlying risk factors and wanted to protect my health.But because I am a fashionista, I love all things stylish and elegant. Therefore, I decided to design Masks to fit my Diva-ish lifestyle. Now that the CDC guidelines have expanded to include donning the covers in the Healthcare Settings; I am creating masks for my Healthcare Colleagues in order to add a little Sunshine in their day.
I am on a Mission to create Jazzy Masks for Healthcare Workers as well as Family and Friends. Therefore masks that are purchased will help me to help others save lives. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds of sales generated benefit the Jasmine Miles Memorial Scholarship Fund; honoring my daughter, my angel, Jasmine Starr Miles. Our hope is to provide some level of protection for you as you go about your daily life in these trying times.
May God be with you during these difficult times. ~ Psalm 91
CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
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.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.