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The resources on this page will be helpful to anyone who already knows how to sew and wants to make masks - even if just a few of them. The documents linked at the bottom of the page tell you how to:
The writeups are also intended for use by mask-maker members of a team that has other people taking orders for masks, dropping off materials, picking up the masks, and distributing them. So, just ignore anything that doesn’t fit your situation.
Be sure to read Technical Specifications, which has specific recommendations for mask designs, materials, assembly method, and quality standards based on our extensive research and analysis. In our opinion, a high quality homemade cloth face mask should meet these performance specifications:
Here are the documents to download and read electronically or print.
|Instructions for Mask Makers||Background and overall instructions for those who will be fabricating masks, including links to patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions.|
|Technical Specifications||Detailed specifications of fabric and notions required to make an effective mask. Easy test to ensure fabric has required filtering properties. List of items needed.|
|Basic Orientation and FAQs||Background on nature of exposures, risks, mask characteristics, how to choose what mask to use, etc.|
|Handout for Mask Wearers||"Wearing and Caring for Cloth Face Masks." Single page instruction sheet for general public. Printed copy should accompany each mask.|
Instructions for Mask Wearers
Instructions for Mask Wearers (Word)
|More detailed instructions for healthcare worker wearers and others. Basics about using masks: how to put them on, remove, launder. Word version of the file is suitable to customize.|
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Jennifer Christian MD
President, Webility Corporation
Claudia G. Hix DO
Occupational Health Works, LLC
David Siktberg MBA
Exec VP, Webility Corporation
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