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.
At my local #WashingtonState #Costco today. People get a FUCKING grip!!!#Seattle #Washington #Coranovirus #Coronavid19 #ChinaVirus #FluShot #virus#CostcoPanicBuying#India #coronavirusus #walmart pic.twitter.com/Haq0tJvC6I
— Curtis Dean Fernheiser III (@CurtDean21) March 1, 2020
It may seem strange, but other travelers across the globe have been spotted using the same method.
— Sean (@seanglavin) January 28, 2020
— Halmurat Harri Uyghur (哈瑞)🇪🇺🇫🇮 (@HalmuratU) January 28, 2020
— jennyhari🔥 (@cowgoatbuff) January 28, 2020
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.