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So we are going on year two of this Pandemic thing, and so far it looks like it might be here longer then we thought,  That being said with the new normal it has changed what we carry with us when we have to leave the house. Below are a few of the items I have come across that have worked really well for me.

Face Masks: I have tried quite a few but a few masks and mask accessories have risen to the top.
  • My Number One mask so far I just purchased and I have to say it is comfortable and provides really good protection. It is the U mask, https://www.u-mask.eu . I found this mask because quite a few of the Formula 1 teams actually use them. Here is a link to their protection information https://www.u-mask.eu/certifications
  • My second favorite mask is a cloth mask that was a included with SF B-Sides conference. It has been my go to for almost the entire pandemic. With the addition of the next item on my list.
  • This has been a life saver for me and can turn a mediocre face mask into a great fitting comfortable face mask. Its the 4ocean face mask support frame, this thing is awesome and your purchase goes to an awesome charity removing plastic from our oceans. 
  • Last but not least the good old fashion disposable masks. These masks have proven to be affective and are really comfortable. I am not a fan of one use masks but in a pinch.
  • Updated addition: I have been wearing a new mask from Cambridge Masks and I  really like it. They are super comfortable and offer a lot of protection. check them out https://cambridgemask.com/ . Also here is a link to their protection information https://info.cambridgemask.com/hc/en-us/categories/360005482191-Certifications-

Hand Sanitizer
  • I purchased a case of alcohol hand sanitizer at the initial onset of the pandemic from Raff Distillery in San Francisco and I am still using it. It doesn't look like they are producing it any more but here is a link to their web site. https://raffdistillerie.com/handsanitizer.html
  • I also purchased reusable flat pocket sprayers that fit in your pocket and are discreet so you can carry them anywhere. I filled them with the alcohol based hand sanitizer above and a little Vitamin E and inessential oils for smell. 
  • The travel size Purell hand sanitizers are the best if the spray just doesn't feel strong enough.
  • Lastly a small travel size Clorox wipes these are awesome to wipe down airline seats, hotel countertops, or pretty much any where sketchy.

I am become pretty comfortable with the new normal, in-fact I kind of like wearing face masks in public locations. It makes me feel covert.... In addition to the above I have a couple more things that I do that are probably not necessary but I do them anyway.  

The first is when I fly or I am stuck in a crowded indoor location I like to wear my glasses. I don't need to wear my glasses all the time, but I feel like it might add a small additional layer of protection, and does not look as paranoid as the entire face shield. 

Finally if I am traveling on the road or staying in a hotel or AirBNB I will bring a can of lysol to just spray and sanitize the general counter tops restrooms etc. I have a few friends that did this before there was such a thing as coronavirus but since the pandemic I have picked up the habit. 

Remember Get Vaccinated, Stay Safe and be Compassionate, the first two are obvious but Compassion for our fellow human beings is really what is going to get us through this Pandemic and the Stressful times many are experiencing.