Cloth Face Coverings

​Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Wearing a cloth face covering in public may prevent the spread of virus from the wearer to others. This would be especially important if someone is infected but does not have symptoms. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional public health measure.

 How to Make Your Own Face Covering

Should I wear a facemask?The CDC changed its guidance on facemasks on April 3, 2020. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators must still be preserved for health care workers.The CDC now recommends that citizens wear cloth facemasks when they must go out and continue to practice 6 feet social distancing and frequent handwashing. The change accounts for the possibility that individuals without symptoms could spread the virus and a cloth facemask could prevent the release of respiratory droplets from their nose and mouth.Cloth facemasks could include bandanas, scarves and other homemade face coverings.Best Practice: Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Face Coverings: Frequently Asked Questions