How To Make Your Own Face Mask
Wearing a face mask is one way we can all help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
Wearing a face mask in public or community settings, especially in situations where you may be near other people, is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many health departments all over the world.
In fact, the Nigerian government has made it compulsory for citizens to wear face masks when out and about, in the public, including when using public transport and in shops, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Choosing what mask to buy and who to buy from, however, is a minefield.
There have been reports of people receiving shoddily made masks that do not fulfill safety requirements or being charged extortionate amounts.
Some sellers are charging 10-times the standard amount for a face mask due to coronavirus demand.
Making a cloth face mask is simple, and many patterns don’t require professional sewing skills or even a sewing machine.
If you lack sewing skills to make your own fabric face or just want a quick way to make a face mask with materials at home, we’ve got you covered.
What You’ll Need to make your own fabric face:
How to Assemble It:
How you handle a mask can be just as important as wearing one out in public.
Before putting on a mask, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, rub your hands together thoroughly with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Wash your hands immediately after removing the mask.
Whether you are wearing a face covering or not, the CDC still recommends that you: