COVID-19 will have an impact on our daily lives for the foreseeable future. Whether it’s due to mandate or personal choice, chances are you’ll need some type of protective face covering when working your portable sanitation job or out in public.
Medical masks should be saved for healthcare professionals. However, there are plenty of alternative options you can utilize… including homemade masks. With just a few supplies and a little time, you or someone you know can put together a DIY mask to help protect against coronavirus.
Homemade masks are cheap and can be easily completed by anyone who knows how to sew. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the infographic below.
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Information from Sew Good Goods was used in this infographic – www.sewgoodgoods.org
Recycled Material Options
Don’t have fabric? You don’t need to go to the craft store. You can cut the fabric you need from a spare pillowcase or 100% cotton T-shirt. They offer the best combination of effectiveness and breathability among household materials.*
*According to research from Cambridge University – www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic