Face Masks

Sewing Machine Boom During Pandemic

Bangor, ME (WABI) - While many businesses are struggling to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic; one industry is experiencing a sudden boom. Sewing machine sellers are now scrambling to keep up with a surge in demand. Self-isolation has…

Planet Fitness To Require Face Masks

(CNN) - A popular chain of fitness centers is now requiring everyone to wear a mask. Planet Fitness says it will require face covering at all of its locations starting next month. All of its employees already have to…

Southwest, American Strengthen Mask Rules

(CNN) - Southwest and American Airlines are joining United in requiring passengers to wear face coverings everywhere inside the airport. Effective July 27th, Southwest customers will be expected to wear a face mask when they check in. The requirement…

Big Hotel Chains To Require Guests Wear Masks

(CNN) - Several hotel chains will now require guests wear face coverings in public spaces. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has released industrywide guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The group, whose members include Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Loews Hotel,…

Face Masks Mandatory In Indoor Spaces

(CNN) - Face masks have become mandatory in enclosed spaces in France as of this Monday morning. The measure, imposed by the French government, aims to further contain the spread of coronavirus making face masks compulsory in shops, banks…

Cloth Masks Aren't As Good As Medical Masks

(CNN) - Cloth masks are better than nothing at protecting people from disease, but they don't compare to medical grade masks. A study in the journal emerging infectious diseases says cloth masks should not be used by healthcare professionals.…

Alaska Airlines To Start Suspending Travelers

(CNN) - Alaska Airlines is sick of passengers who refuse to wear face masks. The carrier announced on Tuesday flight attendants are now able to issue final notices to anyone who repeatedly refuses to cover their face on while…

EasyJet Back In The Air

(CNN) - British discount airline EasyJet is back in the sky for the first time since March 30th. The airline is resuming with a small number of mostly domestic flight, but planning to ramp up services as summer progresses.…

Amtrak Now Requires Riders To Wear Face Masks

(CNN) - Amtrak is requiring all its passengers wear face masks, starting Monday to fight the spread of coronavirus. It applies to customers in all Amtrak stations, trains and transit buses. The company announced on Friday it will reopen…