Masks are definitely here to stay.
"Unquestionably one of the biggest game changers has been face coverings," said Mayor Bill de Blasio today at his daily press briefing, adding that they've "made a world of difference in fighting back this disease."
He also introduced new mask-wearing guidance for New York City residents, asking everyone to wear a face covering whenever they're indoors (except at home).
This includes not just grocery stores and all other retail spaces, but indoor settings such as offices. Of course public transportation is already on the list.
Still on the hunt for the perfect mask? Here's a list of local makers selling face coverings with that little extra something.
An organization that helps prepare women from low-income and immigrant communities for jobs in fashion, this non-profit now sells its colorful face masks on its website.
These colorful bandanas–made with fabric sourced in Harlem–are a no-fuss way to cover your face.
Breathable cotton masks with a graphically simple but powerful declaration: "Harlem American."
Looking for a camo-print (very D-Nice at Club Quarantine), Pride or NY Mets face mask? This Etsy shop's got you.
Show you're "HRLM STRONG" with this graphic cotton/spandex face mask.
This local fashion designer's expertly crafted masks come in an array of beautiful fabrics–look for bright new ginghams and Liberty prints–in washable cotton.
Produced in Harlem and the South Bronx, these sturdy cotton masks are meant to be washed and reused. Look for the "Harlem Ming" design featuring an exotic cat print.
Sold through the Manhattanville School of Tailoring, these reversible printed cotton masks come with a flexible insert for a custom fit–and now matching straw hats and scrub bonnets. To order, email email@example.com or call 212-283-4615.