New - Request Individual Masks from the County!
We are pleased to announce that the County of San Luis Obispo is coordinating the distribution of individual face masks!
We thank the County for understanding and supporting the use of facial coverings in our communities! Our mission is to help everyone in the county have access to community face masks so we can protect each other. We are delighted to see the county join our effort!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on how to receive a mask at a local food distribution site in the county. For more information, visit: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/face-coverings.aspx
We are sewing for vulnerable groups.
With the County providing individual mask requests, we will focus on supporting vulnerable groups in our county. If you are a worker in an essential business and you and your co-workers need face masks, please contact us.
If you are employed at a nonprofit and need community face masks for your work, please contact us.
Example organizations we have supported with community face masks include: The Family Car Network, ECHO Homeless Shelter, OPTIONS Morro Bay, Transitions Mental Health and more.
Please fill-out the form below with your request.
CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
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 made by Face Masks For SLO County 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.