Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
As surgical masks and N-95 respirators have become critical supplies reserved for healthcare workers and other medical responders, the CDC has developed guidance for creating effective, homemade Cloth Face Coverings. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (IE: essential business places, grocery stores and pharmacies).
The link below offers tutorials for several types of appropriate Cloth Face Coverings, as well as frequently asked questions about correct usage and cleaning techniques.
These types of masks can be made from simple materials found at home and will help to keep individuals and their families safe.