How to Make Your Own Face Mask at Home

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On Friday, April 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared updated guidelines recommending that people now wear cloth face covers when going into situations where they’ll be in close proximity with others and can’t use other forms of social distancing.

While the CDC stresses that social distancing and staying six feet away from other people is no less essential for helping flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, they now suggest that everyone wear some sort of facial barrier to prevent spreading the disease and potentially inhaling any infected droplets. This is especially important considering considerable evidence that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers can spread the coronavirus to other people without knowing.

Both health and government officials do not recommend that everyday civilians use N95 respirators or surgical masks—the former…

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