The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released new guidance that everyone should wear a face mask when in public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
This is an important update to previous CDC guidance that only ill people should wear a mask, and helps to address the fact that asymptomatic infected individuals can spread the disease.
Here are the key takeaways from this new recommendation.
There are many tutorials online demonstrating how to create a facial covering from household items, including sewn and no-sew options using materials like t-shirts, scarves or cotton bandanas. Below are two CDC resources on how to make your own.
CDC tutorial: How to make a cloth face covering
CDC video: How to make your own face covering