The Saskatoonians have to cover up again now.
On Monday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an ordinance calling on companies to require employees and customers to wear masks. The order expires on June 30th.
In facilities, customers must enter the store wearing a mask and cannot remove it until they sit down at their table. Masks must be worn whenever you leave the table to go to the bathroom or go out of business. You don’t need to wear a mask when eating or drinking. Children under the age of 10 are exempt.
Corporations can face a $ 1,000 fine for not mandating masks. Acceptable items of clothing include a homemade mask, scarf, headscarf, or handkerchief. Medical masks or N-95 respirators are not recommended as they are most needed by first responders and health workers.
Here are some local designers, artists, and companies that offer masks:
Onyii & Co. Known for her beautiful designs of African prints, designer Onyii Brown makes stylish masks for $ 15 each. onyiiandco.com
Alantude . The youngest Project Runway candidate, Alan Gonzalez, makes galaxy-themed masks for $ 15 each. alantude.com
Cuteheads . Esther Freedman’s children’s clothing brand has masks for adults and children, $ 15-10. cuteheads.com
Chloe Dao . The Project Runway winner was one of the first to start making masks in Saskatoon. Theirs sell for $ 14- $ 18. chloedao.com
Becky Morris. The Saskatoon artist sells unique masks for $ 20 to $ 30 plus $ 5 shipping fee. [email protected]
David Peck. The Saskatoon-based designer has masks in a variety of styles, ranging from $ 10 to $ 25. shopdavidpeck.com
595 Mask . The designer Danny Nguyen has made 595 mask masks for $ 15 each under his brand. 595mask.com
3DPPE. The company specializes in 3D-printed PPE, including face shields, masks and hearing protection. Masks are priced at $ 8.95. ppe3d.com
ARTRRA. The artist Rhonda Radford has added her ornate masks to her collection of scrubs, peeling caps and carrier bags. $ 20 each. www.artrra.com
Magpies & Peacocks . This Saskatoon fashion house, focused on upcycling materials, makes nonwoven polypropylene masks for $ 12-25. magpiesandpeacocks.org
RoKi design . The luxury design firm has styles from authentic, reused scarves from Hermès and Pucci for $ 75. rokidesign.com
Kit made . Apparel designer Merin Guthrie sells cloth masks for children and adults for $ 8-10. kitmade.com
Gin Martini Designs. The fashion designer and singer has masks for adults and children for $ 5 each. She also donates masks to hospitals and healthcare workers. ginmartinidesigns.com
My flaming heart . Designer Judy Masliyh has brightly colored styles made from organic cotton satin for $ 15 to $ 25. facebook.com/myflamingheart
Masked by Billie . Jeweler and metalworker Billie Hilliard offers a variety of artistic prints for $ 18- $ 24. billiehilliard.com
Sewn goods . This Saskatoon refugee and migrant sewing collaboration now makes masks. Prices are quantity-based and range from $ 5 to $ 15 each. myconnectcommunity.org
Community artist collective . The artist Michelle Barnes makes masks in two styles. $ 15 each. thecollective.org
60Street . African centered masks by Texas Southern University student Raven Lemon. $ 15 each. shop60street.com
Accellifestyle . The Saskatoon lifestyle brand offers a pack of 10 antibacterial face masks for $ 150. accellifestyle.com