(CDC) Recommendations on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
Wear Cloth Face Masks in Public
To help combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the wearing of cloth face masks or face covers in public areas. If you have to leave your home to go out to food markets or groceries or to a pharmacy or similar settings where other social isolating measures are difficult to keep up, it is advisable that you wear such a homemade mask or face covering.
Cover Your face In High Impact Covid-19 Areas
These recommendations are especially important in regions of the country where there is the sizable community-based transmission of Covid-19.
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Face Coverings Help to Stop Spread of Covid-19
The CDC also suggests the usage of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help individuals who may have the virus and don’t know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face or coverings fashioned from household items or made in the home from common materials may be used as yet another, voluntary public health measure.
Don’t Put Masks on Small Children
Cloth face coverings shouldn’t be placed on small children under age 2. Small children may have trouble breathing. Likewise, face masks should not be placed on persons who are unconscious, incapacitated, or who can’t take away the face masks without the help of someone else.
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Save the Surgical and N-95 Masks for Healthcare Workers
Personal protective equipment, including surgical and N-95 respirator masks, are in short supply. Therefore, the cloth face masks recommended by the CDC aren’t surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those critical supplies are being reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidelines.
Order Ready-Made Face Masks from IC Designs
If you don’t have access to a face mask or are unable to make your own, then you can order one or more of the face masks designed by IC Designs of Los Angeles. Use the form below to order your face masks.