The CDC now recommends that everyone wear a cloth facemask when out in public to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the country.
If you don’t have a sewing machine but have a bandana, you can make a face mash out of it. Here are easy do-it-yourself instructions from wkyc.com in Ohio on how to make a home-made bandana facemask:
- Hold your bandana into a long rectangle, wide enough from top to bottom to cover both your nose and mouth, and extend slightly under your chin.
- Slide your hair ties around either side of the bandana, about one-quarter of the way in from each end. These will be the hooks that go around your hears to keep the bandanna on your face.
- Fold the bandana in one side, at the point where you’ve placed the hair tie.
- Do the same thing with the other side, tucking that side into the opening of first flap you folded in.
- This side that you’ve been working with will be the side that goes against your face, as you loop the hair ties around your ears to keep it in place.
Wearing a protective face mask in public will protect both the uninfected people, and people that are infected, but don’t know if they have the virus. You can now wear this bandana facemask in public when you are shopping at the grocery store or any other time you are in close contact with others, but remember to also continue practicing social distancing.
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