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Cloth Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings when it’s difficult to stay six feet apart in public places, like the grocery store. But these face coverings don’t mean people should stop social distancing, washing their hands frequently and covering your coughs and sneezes.

These simple cloth face coverings are meant to protect people around you if you are infected but don’t have symptoms. A covering is not intended to protect the person wearing it. Learn more on the CDC Cloth Face Covering FAQs.

How to Make a Cloth Covering 

You can make your own cloth face covering using common things around your house, like a t-shirt and rubber bands. Get instructions on how to make your own face covering. .

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should:

  • Cover both the mouth and nose
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
  • Be routinely washed depending on how frequently you use it, and a washing machine can do the job.

Wash your hands before putting on and immediately after removing. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. 

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