Modified on: February 26, 2021
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- Purpose: Masks help control the spread of the coronavirus. The masks protect others from the droplets coming out of our respiratory tracts, and may offer us some protection as well. They help slow the spread of the virus when we must make an essential trip away from home.
- Materials: Wake Forest just conducted a study on best fabric and design. Double layer cotton works best: https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2020/04/06/best-materials-methods-to-make-your-own-mask-wake.html Blue car wash towels, coffee filters, or a double layer of fleece work well as filters. Fabric lining doubled within the masks helps too. Shoe laces and ribbon can also be used to secure the masks.
- How Do I Make A Mask? Here are some patterns that work well:
- Instructions for mask care upon receipt and after each use:
HAND-WASH IT WITH VERY WARM WATER:
- Lather your mask with regular soap or your regular dishwashing liquid, developing soapy bubbles, and agitate for at least 30 seconds with water as hot as your hands can take.
- Rinse and put in mesh laundry bag and dry in dryer or (best) hang to dry.
DO NOT MICROWAVE.