How to make your own face mask from household items

How to make your own face mask from household items

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The CDC is recommending everyone wears a cloth face covering when entering public spaces where it is hard to social distance. You can easily make a face covering from items lying around your house, no sewing necessary!

You’ll need:

  • Cloth bandanna or t-shirt
  • Scissors (If you need to cut down the cloth)
  • Two rubber bands or hair ties

Step 1: Ensure there is enough fabric to create a double layer over your face. If the cloth is too large you can cut it down to the appropriate size

Step 2: Fold the cloth to the middle from the top and then to the middle from the bottom.

Step 3: Fold the top of the cloth down again to the middle and then fold the bottom of the cloth up to the middle.

Step 4: Place rubber bands or hair ties on each side of the cloth, about 6-inches apart

Step 5: Fold both sides to the middle around the rubber bands

Step 6: You’re done! You now have a cloth face covering to use!

Why should you wear a face covering in public? Studies have shown that wearing a cloth mask can significantly reduce the spreading of respiratory viruses. Remember, the cloth covering is not a substitute for social distancing measures so stay vigilant to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people and try to stay at home as much as possible to stop the spread of coronavirus.