We have somehow reached the mark of one year of life in the Covid-19 pandemic, and at this point you should have a few properly fitted and filtered masks. But if you want to have more on hand double masking, you can create your own.
It is important to note that CDC no longer recommends making your own masks because the manufacture of well-made masks increased and DIY ones may vary in effectiveness. But by adding a layer on a disposable medical mask is an option that we believe is only beneficial. Visit the CDC website for updated mask guide.
If you are sick, you should not leave your house. But if you are infected with Covid-19 and are not yet showing symptoms, wearing a sheet mask will protect those around you and help you not spread the virus unknowingly. (These are Typical symptoms of Covid-19.)
Be sure to wash the masks frequently in the washing machine with regular detergent.
Updated April 2021: This article was originally a guide on making your own fabric face mask and took advice from the CDC. We have updated it now that the CDC does not recommend using a homemade fabric mask as the only face covering. We recommend you to buy one of our favorite masks if you are looking for a main face mask to wear.
Some mask rules
- To do do not collect masks N95. Healthcare professionals still face shortages of supplies and we should not be using protective masks for sick patients and healthcare workers.
- To do do not put face mask on children under 2 years old, or anyone who has difficulty breathing or may be unable to remove the mask on their own.
- To do do not remove a mask through his mouth. Grab it by the straps. Wash your hands after touching it.
- To do do not just wear a standard bandana or scarf. Wear a properly made mask (disposable or not) with several layers that tightly covers your face. The instructions below are for a second coat.
- To do do not stop wearing a mask if the warrants have been lifted where you live. Even if you have been vaccinated (if not, here is how to find a Covid-19 vaccine), you should continue to wear masks when in the public sector – private businesses like restaurants and grocery stores can still deny you service, and until everyone is vaccinated, we need to be vigilant.