LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE - MAKE FACE MASKS FOR CANADA MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO
UPDATE masks also serve as a reminder not to touch your face! Input from Men They need to be slightly wider (taller vertically!) so they can reach from above the nose to below the chin. Some Men are bigger and some women are smaller. Drs prefer ties around the head or elastic around the head - not around the ear. COTTON ONLY MASK - SUGGEST YOU ADD INTERFACING Why add interfacing? the more layers the better protection, add several layers of a filter, and it will block a much greater % of particles. Change filters
frequently, if using coffee filters then throw away, if hepa filters throw away.
If making your inserts with Poly mesh you can take out and wash - have several to replace, would suggest you make your polymesh with 3 or more layers to go inside the opening for the filter. WHEN YOU TAKE OFF YOUR MASK When removing mask avoid touching surfaces on the mask/covering that are likely to be contaminated and avoid inadvertently letting the mask touch otherwise “sterile” surfaces / objects.
Handle the used mask in a working zone that can be disinfected after usage.
Disinfect the mask in this zone or where possible place directly into a washing machine and wash with detergent.
If disinfection is not immediately possible then place the mask in a plastic sealable sack until possible.
Disinfect the working zone.
Disinfect any surfaces in and around one’s safe zone that were touched while entering back into the safe zone.
Disinfect hands with hand sanitizer or wash with soap and water. Polymesh and Cotton fabrics PATTERN LARGE LINK TO VIDEO Pattern supplies for the Olson Mask This is the one the Fire Department requested You can interface the front of fabric with non woven fabric, leave opening for Filter - Use Tie Strings if no elastic