Did you ever think that you would be in a situation where you had to make your own face mask? Recently the CDC recommended that the public should wear some type of homemade face covering when out shopping or doing other necessary tasks outside the home since it can limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a change from their previous recommendation that we shouldn’t wear masks, but the CDC is still saying that the N95 masks should be reserved for health care professionals since they are hard to get by.

Making your own mask might seem like a daunting task, but on the CDC website, you can find directions both for how to sew your own mask and cut it out with no sewing required. There are also many videos on youtube where people demonstrate how to make a mask.

While wearing a mask is an inconvenience, it is one more tool in the battle against the coronavirus.