COVID-19 | How to make your own face mask



The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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Official page of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC also advises 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.
Homemade Cloth Face Coverings


Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.



Recommendations by the Ohio Department of Health: Cloth Face Coverings (Masks) COVID-19 Checklist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans wear cloth face coverings (masks) in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation is being made based on studies that show a significant proportion of people with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others in close proximity, through speaking, coughing, sneezing or other means.
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Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

[Unsure About Actually Wearing a Face Mask? Here’s How (and Why) to Do It. Wearing cloth face masks are not only an effort to protect yourself, they also help protect others.
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Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about masks after CDC updates its recommendation – Mayo Clinic News Network - April 6, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending people wear nonmedical cloth masks while in public to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission from person to person. The cloth masks should: Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face. Be secured with ties or ear loops. Include multiple layers of fabric.
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How to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis - UChicago Medicine

Many members of our community have asked how they can help our frontline healthcare professionals who are caring for our patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Here are the ways you can help right now.
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Last modified on 08/04/2020

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