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The Buff: A Great Mask Option that Follows CDC Recommendations

Duck Camp Buff
Buff available at Ugly Bug Fly Shop

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks as a voluntary public health measure to help stop the spread of Covid-19. They also advise people to wear homemade/cloth face masks to keep our valuable healthcare workers supplied with N-95 and surgical masks. Here is how to use the Buff’s or Black strap’s that all of use have lying around as a quick and easy way to cover your face, And look good doing it too. We have a plethora of Buff’s and Black strap’s available on our website.


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.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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.