Mask Up in Midtown Houston

Once again, Mayor Sylvester Turner has called on all Houstonians to mask up to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask protects you, but more importantly it prioritizes the safety of others, especially those more vulnerable to illness. The digital media campaign calls on both residents and visitors to continue socially distancing, washing their hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, and wearing masks out in public.

Additionally, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an executive order directing all businesses in the county that provide goods or services to the public to require customers and employees to wear masks and maintain social distancing guidelines beginning this week.

Looking for ways to support Midtown Houston businesses while masking up? Here’s a couple of places to check out:

Community Artists’ Collective masks are $15.00 and come in two styles: shaped and/or pleated. Fabrics and color availability varies and customers have the option of providing their own fabrics. Each mask has a pocket for a filter and casing for wire to help shape the mask across the bridge of the nose. To purchase, contact Michelle Barnes at or call 713-523-1616.

My Flaming Heart Masks range from $12 to $25 and are available in adult and children’s sizing. In addition to being available at their shop located at 3622 Main St., they can be made to order with free shipping. See their collection on Instagram at @myflamingheart and email Judy at to place your order. 

Thank you for continuing to protect and prioritize the safety of others. For more information on best practices for health and wellness, visit the CDC’s website at