President Trump announced Friday April 3rd at a White House briefing that the CDC is now recommending the use of non-medical basic cloth or fabric face masks in public.
The Cloth Face Coverings Guidance gives step by step instructions on how to make a sewn mask as well as a no-sew mask using either a bandana or a t-shirt.
The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to 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 fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
To learn how to make a cloth mask as taught by the CDC CLICK HERE.