Guardians of the Public's Health

Face covering Resources 


How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering From the Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html 

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:   https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/respiratoryprotection/

Information from the CDC on using PPE  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/using-ppe.html?deliveryName=USCDC_425-DM2674

Instructions for a Variety of Face Covers: 

How to make a Face Mask ftom Deaconess Health Care system  https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask

This page has 3 designs (one requiring sewing, one requiring only a scissor and fabric: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4 

A t-shirt, scissor and ruler version published in 2006 with a measurable degree of protection: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/6/05-1468_article , This design has a diagram https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/6/05-1468-f1,  a recent CDC EID Podcast: https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/405814, a Youtube by Mailman School of Public Health  https://youtu.be/3BadTIcfKKQ and additional directions form the Mailman School of Public Health  https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/t-shirts-and-scissors-make-diy-evidence-based-protective-mask.

How to make a facemask with just a t-shirt (and be able wear the t-shirt after COVID-19 is over)  https://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-3-easy-steps-fold-a-t-shirt-into-a-face-mask-in-30-seconds-no-elastic-required-2020-04-23

Adding A Nylon Stocking Layer Could Boost Protection From Cloth Masks, Study Findhttps://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/22/840146830/adding-a-nylon-stocking-layer-could-boost-protection-from-cloth-masks-study-find


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