Fabric face coverings — non-medical-grade face masks, bandanas, scarves, etc. covering people’s mouths and noses — are still recommended in Austin in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This recommendation applies to people performing essential activities (medical visits, picking up and buying food and household items from grocery stores and restaurants, walks for fresh air), essential workers (including restaurant staffers), and people frequenting reopened businesses and services. To help people find masks, several Austin restaurants are now selling fabric face masks to the public:
Brentwood Social House: The bakery and cafe is selling fabric face masks from tailor shop Alterations & More. The masks are $7.50 a piece and sales will go towards the store. Current patterns include American flags and ducks. It’s available for contactless pickups, with curbside options. (1601 West Koenig Lane, Brentwood) Update: Face masks are currently sold out, but the bakery encourages people to order face masks directly from Alterations owner Maria at (512) 331-9911.
Dirty Bill’s: The downtown bar made face masks out of its bandanas. The packs of three facial masks, in either red, black, or blue, are $10. Orders are shipped. (511 Rio Grande Street, Downtown)
Kinda Tropical: The East Austin shop is selling black or blue face masks with a cobra design for $11 and $13 respectively, available for pickups placed online. (3501 East 7th Street, East Austin)
Mozart’s Coffee: The coffee shop is selling a whole bunch of face masks, from custom ones at $29.99 to solid colors at $9.99 to surgical ones at $3.99 to ones made by nurses at $15.99, all available for pickup orders. (3825 Lake Austin Boulevard, Westfield)
Quality Seafood: The seafood market has been selling fabric face masks, created by a local, for $12 a piece. It’s available for pickups placed in-person. (5621 Airport Boulevard, North Loop)
Reunión 19: The taco restaurant is now selling KN95 masks in packs of five and ten through its online store for pickups. (1700 East Second Street, East Cesar Chavez)
Wanderlust Wine Company: The newly opened wine bar is selling face masks for $10, available for pickups. (610 North I-35, Downtown)