In light of new evidence that shows that asymptomatic carriers may still be able to spread coronavirus without knowing they have it, "CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e. g. , grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. " While there is currently little to no evidence that cloth masks do much to protect the wearer against exposure to someone else's germs, "CDC is additionally advising 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.
We've rounded up a few of our favorites that will let you use the no-sew method and hair elastics to create a face mask that helps you do your part to prevent the spread of coronavirus while still feeling like you can embrace your personal style — because it's OK to seek out normality and joy even (and especially) in strange and stressful situations.
But for those who don't sew and don't know someone who does, there are several tutorials on social media sharing a way to turn a bandana — the CDC recommends "tightly woven cotton" — into a face mask with some folding and the clever use of hair ties to keep it secured behind the ears.
These bandanas are perfect for creating a no-sew face covering that follows CDC recommendations. https://t.co/oykEYVEhBA— Allure (@Allure_magazine) April 5, 2020