During the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic, severe shortage of surgical face masks and respirators are common worldwide, Meanwhile, hand sanitizers are also flying off the shelves just as fast.
Finally, both WHO and CDC have changed their stance of discouraging non-medical masks (homemade face masks) for general public. For medical masks (surgical and procedure masks) and respirators (N95), they remain prioritized for health care workers.
Update: Although the supply and price of disposable face masks have been stabilized in many parts of the world, please refrain from buying them if there’s a shortage in your community. Instead, buy the reusable face masks only when not in short supply, or make them at home.
Now, we should protect ourselves and the people around us with homemade face masks whenever leaving home. Although movement restriction has been relaxed, we’ll still be wearing face masks for a long time as it takes months and years, if ever, to develop an effective vaccine.
The following videos are some of the most popular non-medical face masks that we can learn to make them while working from home.