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Each mask comes with a patch that can be lifted or removed, exposing a reinforced straw hole. A stainless steel straw is also included. Patches are interchangeable.
Stacy Bauer, left, and Ivette Helfend are the pair behind the Sip Responsibly mask. Submitted photos
Newer patch designs are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Scott Steepleton, Editor
4:20 pm PST January 11, 2021

Talk about building a better mousetrap.

Because of the pandemic, face coverings are everywhere you turn these days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says non-valved, multi-layer cloth masks “are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (but) also … help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer.”

In addition, many jurisdictions, including Malibu, mandate the wearing of masks in most settings outside the home.