WHY SHOULD I WEAR A MASK? ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?
Homemade masks are very effective at protecting OTHERS from YOU.
Many people who experience no symptoms are carriers, we need to limit the spread of the disease to relieve strain on hospitals.
-Homemade masks are somewhat effective against protecting YOU from OTHERS.
They are roughly 30% as effective as n95 masks, just as effective as a surgical mask.
N95 masks should ONLY be for those in the medical field or extremely high risk people (elderly, immunocomprimised,etc) but EVERYONE should be wearing some kind of mask when in public.
Provide masks to local hospitals in need, who have NOTHING:
- Riverside Community Hospital
- Riverside Kaiser
(more to come, please contact us if you know of a hospital or health care facility in need, or would like to donate to helping us get more supplies: )
Get everyone wearing a mask. If we can all start making and wearing them, the hospitals wont be so stressed. We can do this together!
Contact your local Joanns or Fabrics/Scrap stores to get supplies, find people in need and make masks for them!
HOW TO MAKE A MASK:
Video Tutorial for mask with pocket for a filter and ties:
Another Style of mask:
Photo Tutorial Coming Soon
Tip for glasses fogging: use a small strip of flannel or a tissue are the top of the mask
Metal parts for the nose:
We are using these, hammered flat to make them more comfortable: