Make your own mask at home. It’s simple

Grant Boone
April 7, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its prevention protocol regarding the spread of COVID-19 to recommend the public start wearing cloth face masks in situations where social distancing is hard, like in grocery stores or pharmacies, and areas that have high numbers of community-based transmission of the virus.

The CDC says the cloth face coverings are important because not only can they slow the spread, but they can also "help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others".

On Friday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations for use of cloth face coverings. Please see the video player for various examples of the no-sew method, and see the related links section for the sew method.

Please note: these have not been designed specifically for coronavirus and you're still much better to stay indoors, away from others not in your family group, to maintain social distancing when you have to go out, to avoid touching your face and to always wash your hands when you get back.

Even hours before the CDC came out with its new guidance on masks Friday, The Branch-Hillsdale-St.

The CDC and the Ministry of Health previously recommended that only those with symptoms of the virus or those taking care of someone with COVID-19 wear masks. "If we go out to buy groceries, wear a mask, but still keep in mind to maintain social distancing", he added. The public is advised to make facial coverings out of household equipment.

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One concern is that Americans not working in the medical field would scoop up masks needed to protect doctors, nurses, first responders and others on the front lines.

The CDC suggests this new advice is primarily created to reduce COVID-19 transmission from those who may be unaware they have the disease. Face coverings are not to be placed on children 2 years old or younger, or on anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the covering on their own.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said he didn't wear one at the briefings because face masks stop infected people from transmitted the coronavirus and he has tested negative for it.

Countries like Austria and Slovenia have made it compulsory for citizens to wear the protective masks. However, investigators have found mixed data on broad mask use. Secure with ties or ear loops.

- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering and wash your hands immediately after removing.

While the United Kingdom government are yet to follow the lead of countries such as Austria and Israel who have made it an offence to leave the house without wearing a face mask, many people are still opting to wear a mask in a bid to protect themselves while out and about.

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