How to make your own face mask (whether or not you know how to sew)
Updated 10:03 AM ET, Wed April 8, 2020
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There's one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase surgical masks or N95 respirators. Health care workers are facing shortages and need those masks to treat coronavirus patients.
- Face covering is recommended but not mandatory
- Homemade masks are not a substitute for social distancing and staying inside
- Bandana, T-shirt or square cotton cloth, about 20" x 20"
- Coffee filter
- Rubber bands or hair ties