NEED A MASK? CHECK OUT THE CDC’S DIY CLOTH FACE MASK TUTORIALS

By: Aisha I. Jefferson

 April 6, 2020

The CDC recommends that cloth masks fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction and be able to be washed and machine dried.  It doesn’t recommend using coverings on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams created a quick instructional video demonstrating how to make a simple mask covering.  All you need is cloth material like a scarf, face cloth or old t-shirt, scissors, and two rubber bands.

Check out Adams’ DIY mask creation video below:

NEED A MASK? CHECK OUT THE CDC’S DIY CLOTH FACE MASK TUTORIALS

The CDC recommends that cloth masks fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction and be able to be washed and machine dried.  It doesn’t recommend using coverings on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams created a quick instructional video demonstrating how to make a simple mask covering.  All you need is cloth material like a scarf, face cloth or old t-shirt, scissors, and two rubber bands.

Check out Adams’ DIY mask creation video below:

Here is a DIY mask tutorial that the CDC recommends. Neither requires sewing.

Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering

Materials

  •  T-shirt
  •  Scissors

For more information on creating a DIY cloth face mask or general questions about the coronavirus, visit cdc.gov.

SOURCE: https://blackdoctor.org/