Scientists, public health experts and governmental officials agree that DIY masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, DIY masks do not provide 100% safety from transmission. That’s why it’s important to wash your hands, follow
stay-at-home orders and adhere to social
distancing guidelines.

The resources below outline the health benefits of DIY masks—as well as how to wear them safely.

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Prevent getting sick

CDC | April 3, 2020

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Wearing Masks Must be a National Policy

New York Times | April 2, 2020

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How to Significantly Slow Coronavirus

Masks 4 All | March, 27 2020

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A Study on the Efficacy of Homemade Masks

Cambridge University Press | August 2013

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Can DIY Masks Help Slow the Pandemic?

Science Magazine | March 28, 2020

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