I have seen a lot of news reporting that many medical facilities are running out of protective face masks for their health care workers. Many people stepped up to help out the health care workers by making additional social distancing masks to ensure that these courageous workers are protected during the pandemic a covid 19 employee temperature screening could also help. As well, it has become highly encouraged to not purchase any medical face masks so there is supplies available for health care professionals who need them.
Now the CDC has now recommended people to wear cloth face coverings within public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain and increase the risk of transmitting the virus. Some of these places are grocery stores and pharmacies. In addition, using a cloth face covering can also help slow the spread of the virus and help those who may have the virus but are not aware of it from spreading the virus further.
To help slow down the spread of the virus, you can make your own homemade face mask covering from common materials, such as cotton fabric, elastic and certain filter material. If you are wanting to make your own face mask for personal use, try one of these 5 easy homemade face masks to help slow COVID-19, if buying your own mask makes you feel more confident then I suggest you look at this stop the drop initiative.
5 Homemade Face Mask Tutorials
If you are needing a quick and easy face masks, but are in a hurry or there is an emergency then take a look at this video. DIY Nikol & Alexandra have 5 quick and easy no-sew ideas!
Washing Cloth Face Masks
Your cloth face masks should be washed regularly, especially if you use it frequently when going out in public places like the grocery store and cstd pharmacy.
To safely clean your face masks, you will want to wash it in your washing machine with detergent you would normally use to wash your clothing.