Water jugs being used as coronavirus protection in Washington (PHOTOS)

Mar 2 2020, 12:40 pm

While masks seem to be a popular method of protection against the coronavirus (fun fact: they don’t actually help prevent infection), a number of people at a Washington Costco was spotted getting a bit more creative — by using five-gallon water bottles to cover their entire faces.

A photo circulating on social media shows a family-sized group of four wearing five-gallon water bottles over their heads as a protective mask on top of face masks. The family also is seen wearing protective gloves and what looks like rain ponchos.

It may seem strange, but other travelers across the globe have been spotted using the same method.

In King County, there is currently a total of fourteen coronavirus cases, ranging from non-severe to critical.

EvergreenHealth doctors announced during a press conference on Monday that six patients have died due to coronavirus, with 29 additional cases currently pending investigation.