On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced to the public that they recommend if a person goes out in public, regardless of their health, they should wear a cloth mask in public settings.
During his briefing on Friday, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump said during the press conference that “the CDC is advising the use of nonmedical cloth face covering as a voluntary health measure. It is voluntary.” However, as Trump also clarified that “the CDC is not recommending the use of medical-grade or surgical grade masks,” as N95 respirators need to be saved for medical professionals.
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Here’s How to Make a Mask Without Needing a Needle and Thread
So, as a result of making sure we protect ourselves and our medical community, we are sharing a very easy way to make your own mask with things you already have laying around your home.
Step 1: Grab a Handkerchief and Two Rubber Bands
You can also use any square of cotton-based fabric and two hair ties if you don’t have any rubber bands.
Step 2: Fold the Handkerchief into Threes
Step 3: Fold the Handkerchief into Three Again
Step 4: Grab Two Rubber Bands
Step 5: Take One Rubber Band and Put It a Third of the Way Down on One Side
Step 6: Take the Other Rubber Band and Put It a Third of the Way Down on the Other Side
Step 7: Fold the Remaining Fabric Over the Rubber Band
Step 8: Put the Fabric Over Your Face and the Rubber Bands Over Your Ears
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And there you have it! A homemade mask to keep you safe during those quick trips to the grocery store.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
- 1 Here’s How to Make a Mask Without Needing a Needle and Thread
- 2 Step 1: Grab a Handkerchief and Two Rubber Bands
- 3 Step 2: Fold the Handkerchief into Threes
- 4 Step 3: Fold the Handkerchief into Three Again
- 5 Step 4: Grab Two Rubber Bands
- 6 Step 5: Take One Rubber Band and Put It a Third of the Way Down on One Side
- 7 Step 6: Take the Other Rubber Band and Put It a Third of the Way Down on the Other Side
- 8 Step 7: Fold the Remaining Fabric Over the Rubber Band
- 9 Step 8: Put the Fabric Over Your Face and the Rubber Bands Over Your Ears
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