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Choosing/making a mask

 
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It is critical that medical-grade masks be reserved for health care personnel during this time. However, community members have a variety of masks to choose from, such as cloth and disposable masks. Many are now available at local businesses and chain stores, both in-store and online. You can also sew your own, or create your own using non-sewing techniques.
 

No-sew masks

You can make your own cloth mask at home using materials you may already have lying around the house, such as a t-shirt, hand towel, bandana and rubber bands. Watch this video, courtesy of the CDC for step-by-step instructions.
 

Sewing patterns

Click here for a tutorial on making a cloth mask with elastic straps.
Click here for a tutorial on making a cloth mask with cloth straps.
Click here to download and print a cloth mask pattern.
 
No matter what mask you choose to make and/or purchase, be sure it is big enough to cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face. Be sure you are also able to breathe easily.
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