CDC Issues New Mask Guidelines

By April 4, 2020April 9th, 2020COVID-19 Resources, In the News

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.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC recently issued new guidelines for wearing masks. What does this mean for you? When you are out in public, wear some sort of face covering. It does not have to be a homemade surgical mask, a bandana, scarf, or wrap will suffice.

Making your own mask can be a great stress-relieving project — and can give you the feeling of helping yourself and your community. Dr. Denise Hilliard shares a mask pattern that she has found works well.

How to Sew a Surgical Face Mask for Hospitals – Free Pattern

Above all else, please do your best to stay at home and limit your exposure. And try to remember you are not stuck at home, but safe at home.

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