We are enjoying helping to make and deliver masks for healthcare workers, family, and friends!
The CDC is recommending that people wear cloth masks (the DIY, homemade kind... not surgical masks or N95 kind because those are needed by medical professionals).
Why wear a mask? To protect OTHER PEOPLE. Wearing a cloth face covering may help prevent the spread of the virus by people who are infected and do not know it.
From the CDC: It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The CDC has instructions for how to make your own cloth face covering, which can be found here.
Please wash or sanitize your hands before and after putting on a face covering. Make sure it fits snugly and includes multiple layers of fabric. When removing your face covering, always grab it by the straps, not the mouth area.