- Even when wearing a mask, please continue to practice social distancing and proper hygiene.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth.
These links are for information purposes to assist users in determining their use of homemade masks. All attempts have been made to provide accurate information from reputable sources. However, we cannot guarantee effectiveness or accuracy of any mask or information listed here.
- CDC Instructions to make your own mask at home includes wearing and cleaning instructions
- Hand sew your own face mask New York Times; may require free sign up
- Sew a mask with a sewing machine
- What are the best materials for making a DIY mask at home SmartAirFilters.com
- How to wear a mask WHO
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Cleaning Fabric Masks
- Guidance on using and cleaning alternative face masks (MN Dept of Health)
- Alternative facemasks should be changed when saturated from condensation build up from breathing, or after a gross contamination event.
- Dirty and clean facemasks must be housed in separate, clearly labeled containers to prevent cross contamination.
- Wash dirty masks separately from your other laundry between each use. Wash in HOT water with regular detergent. Do not use fabric softener. Dry completely on hot setting.