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There are lots of ways to get involved with the Colorado Mask Project. From making and distributing DIY masks, to raising awareness about their importance, we need your help—and every little bit counts!

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For groups unable to to purchase cloth masks:



There are lots of great instructional videos out there. Below are some of our favorites:

*When making masks, use materials you already have at home. Do not break the physical distancing or stay-at-home orders.


How To Make Bias Tape

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Mask Videos From Our Friends at Bluprint

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We-Can-Sew-It Pattern

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All masks should have:

1. Two layers of closed weave fabric.

2. Pocket for removable filter.

3. Comfortable and secure ties. This can be bias tape, elastic, or even cut from t-shirts.

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There are lots of ways to donate masks and support your community. Consider making masks for your neighbors and leaving them on your doorstep for safe, sanitary pickup. You can also check out our list of partners & resources to connect with those who are in need of masks in your community.



Wear your mask in public spaces to help reduce the spread of infectious respiratory droplets. To normalize DIY masks, we encourage you to share photos of yourself wearing them & tag us at #ColoradoMaskProject

Always make sure your DIY masks are clean (a dirty mask might be worse than no mask), and never use a mask as an excuse to violate social-distancing orders.



Help us raise awareness about the health benefits of DIY masks. Below are some social graphics you can download & share with your networks.

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