We’ve been getting calls and emails every single day asking for a video tutorial, showing how to sew your own face mask at home! As quickly as we could, we shot and edited a step by step video tutorial. The face mask utilizes a cutout section of a HEPA vacuum bag for added filtration.
Be sure to reach out to your local health care professionals or authorities to ensure they need masks and to learn any specifications for required mask materials, construction, and delivery. These masks will not prevent you or others from getting Coronavirus (COVID-19) and should not be used in place of a respirator or surgical-grade mask, but they may help prevent the spread of germs.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Homemade masks are not considered PPE since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-…)