In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now advising all Americans to cover their nose and mouth with a cloth or fabric face mask while out in public. Wearing a non-surgical face mask cannot completely prevent you from contracting COVID-19 — unlike an N95 mask, which filters 95% of particles in the air — but the CDC says it will continue to slow the spread.
Though it’s been widely reported, it bears repeating: With a shortage of N95 masks still ongoing, the best thing you can do for healthcare professionals is to save surgical masks for them—and opt for a fabric or cloth mask. Below, we’ve listed several online outlets where you’ll find cloth face masks in stock and/or fabric materials to DIY. Read on to see all the options available:
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