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.
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)