We want to reassure our consumers and the public that our attendants have the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are following best practice as per instructions from Public Health. We do realize that some consumers and community members are looking for PPE resources, so we have compiled a list of local resources to find cloth masks and/or gowns. We don’t endorse any particular mask nor supplier and these are not medical grade. However, as per Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, wearing cloth masks may help you prevent the spread to others.
Local resources in no particular order:
Len’s Mill stores
Len’s Mill is providing precut mask and gown kits, so if you or a loved one can sew, this may be an option for you! They also have limited quantities of prepared masks. Prices start at $10. Both delivery and curbside pick up are available.
Wilson & Wilson
Wilson & Wilson are providing locally made cloth masks for 14.95 each plus tax and delivery. For their stock designs they require a minimum of 3 item purchase, for their “Talk Moistly” designs, they require a minimum 4 item purchase. Order by credit card (via either website) or to pay via eTransfer email Jennah at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order.
You may order face shields, fabric masks, gowns as they have stock with porch pickup in Waterloo. They also have patterns for gowns and face shields on their Facebook page…all for free!
Krista is sewing homemade face masks. They are porch pick up and are $10 – 15. Email Krista directly.
Keep in mind, demand is high, so delivery/pick up delays are likely. Have patience at this time as everyone is doing their very best! Stay home, stay safe.