In light of the coronavirus pandemic, face masks are in huge demand right now. Millions of masks are needed, but there is shortage in the supply of these masks, meaning that we should be responsible with the face masks. The World Health Organisation previously urged that if you’re healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you’re taking care of a person suspected of having COVID-19, or if you’re coughing or sneezing. However the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their recommendation to advise everyone wear face masks in public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
It is important to remember that these masks are only effective when they are used in combination with frequent and proper hand washing. And if you do wear one, you must know how to use and dispose it properly, or proper wash when it comes to home made masks.
So, to take extra precaution of wearing a face mask and avoid contributing to the shortage, i mean we love our health workers and they need these masks more than we do, we need the masks too but honestly, they are in the first line fighting the Corona Virus while we are at home. We are good understanding persons, who are aware of the situation and care and support these beautiful humans who are courageously fighting Coronavirus.
The CDC has a few different styles of masks that people can make at home, some requiring more supplies and skill than others. The easiest one to make only requires a t-shirt and pair of scissors. It takes about 15 minutes to make.
Instructions on how to make a no-sew mask using only a t-shirt and scissors.
Here’s a list of criteria a home-made cloth mask should follow:
- 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
- Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape