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Masks Made

We’re a grassroots collective seeking to provide short-term relief by mobilizing sewists, makers, and organizers to hand-sew and deliver masks to those affected by mask shortages.

In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g. bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to chin or below) and sides of the face.

CDC, Crisis Capacity Strategies section