Make a Face Covering From a T-Shirt
Make a Face Covering From a T-Shirt

MAKE A FACE COVERING FROM A T-SHIRT

Wear cloth face coverings in public settings (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) but also try to maintain at least 6 feet from other people.

HOW TO WEAR A FACE COVERING

Face coverings should –

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the face
  • use ties or elastic to secure around your ears or head
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing
  • be able to be washed without being damaged or losing shape

Simple cloth face coverings can help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing.

Save surgical masks or N-95 respirators for healthcare workers and other medical first responders!

FACE COVERING FAQ

Should I wash my mask?
Yes, routinely wash your mask in the washing machine to sterilize it.

How do I safely remove my covering?
Carefully remove the mask, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water after removing!

Do I have to sew a mask?
No, you can use t-shirts, bananas or other items, along with elastic like hair ties, to make a cloth face covering. Check out the CDC’s instructions on how to make several types of face coverings.