WATCH: A Simple Way to Make Your Own Face Masks From Surgeon General


WASHINGTON -- In light of new evidence, CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings to slow spread of COVID-19 in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. However, maintaining 6-feet minimum social distancing remains important to slowing spread of COVID-19.

CDC also advises 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. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The cloth face coverings recommended to slow spread of COVID-19 are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those critical supplies must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance at

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.

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