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By now, we all know that having a homemade face mask is better than having NO face mask.
There are TONS of tutorials out there, and most of them are okay. They will work in a pinch, and that’s a good thing.
But, now the CDC has 3 masks that they actually give patterns for and recommend using.
I don’t know about you, but if the CDC says use it, I’m using it.
It should fit SNUGLY to the sides of your face, but be comfortable. It should be made of MULTIPLE layers, and have some sort ties that go behind the head or ears to secure it in place.
You should be able to BREATHE, and the mask must be able to be machine washed and dried, without damaging the integrity of the mask.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is important to note: BABIES UNDER THE AGE OF 2 SHOULD NOT WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING!
The T-Shirt Face Mask: This one COULD NOT be easier. You just need a t-shirt that you aren’t going to wear anymore, and some scissors. That’s it. You can get the directions HERE on the CDC website.
Amanda Moring lives in NC with her 2 off-the-wall children, her sweet husband, and her insane dachshund. She enjoys watching way too much Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix, and she LOVES pop culture, traveling any chance she gets, and writing about it all. Bring her colorful pens, fuzzy blankets, and iced coffee; she’ll love you for life.
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