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Did my helpful neighbor just try to kill me?

Went out to sit by the pond in our complex for a little because the weather is nice and I like to meditate there. No one around.

Then a long time neighbor saw me and decided to bring me a face mask out of a pack his daughter got somewhere. He is a nice man and often helps me clean the snow off my car and such. Not so sure the mask is a great idea though since both he and his daughter (adult) have already handled it. Not so sure getting close enough to hand it to me was good either, although I backed off as soon as it was in my hand.

He has been quarantined at home for the past 17 days while he got a COVID-19 test and got the results back - he doesn't have it, just allergies. He is the first person I know who has been tested. and I'm glad he is okay. He goes back to driving for UPS tomorrow and is worried about having to use trucks driven by other people. I hadn't thought about that aspect of the risks delivery people are taking.

So when I got home, I washed my hands, transferred the mask without touching it from the baggie it was in to a paper lunch bag (supposed to be better? Dryer?), put the plastic bag in the outside trash, and washed my hands again. I'm not sure you can clean the little blue commercial masks like this one, so maybe I'll just save it in case I get sick and need to wear it to the hospital.

I'm planing to try making a mask from the online directions. No sewing machine and I don't sew beyond the occasional button or torn hem, but this sounds easy.