How to make your own face mask (whether or not you know how to sew)
Updated 1403 GMT (2203 HKT) April 8, 2020
There's one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase surgical masks or N95 respirators. Health care workers are facing shortages and need those masks to treat coronavirus patients.
- Face covering is recommended but not mandatory
- Homemade masks are not a substitute for social distancing and staying inside
- Bandana, T-shirt or square cotton cloth, about 20" x 20"
- Coffee filter
- Rubber bands or hair ties