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Face covering Resources 

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering From the Centers for Disease Control: 

Cloth face coverings should—

  • 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

Information on Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) 

Face coverings are NOT necessarily respiratory  protection.  Face covers are designed to protect others.  However face coverings can provide some respiratory protection.   To learn more about respiratory protection, to  help individuals develop and wear face coverings that better provide respiratory protection and to learn how to use the best repiratory protection procedures see:

Information from the CDC on using PPE

Instructions for a Variety of Face Covers: 

How to make a Face Mask ftom Deaconess Health Care system

This page has 3 designs (one requiring sewing, one requiring only a scissor and fabric:

 Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps on the  on the CDC YouTube channel: 

A t-shirt, scissor and ruler version published in 2006 with a measurable degree of protection: , This design has a diagram,  a recent CDC EID Podcast:, a Youtube by Mailman School of Public Health and additional directions form the Mailman School of Public Health

How to make a facemask with just a t-shirt (and be able wear the t-shirt after COVID-19 is over)

Adding A Nylon Stocking Layer Could Boost Protection From Cloth Masks, Study Find

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