I do Solemnly Swear
and promise to wear,
a mask when out amongst the public.
If I can't cover my face,
I'll stay at my place,
for the good of myself and that of the republic.
I swear to educate myself and follow proper mask wearing protocols
» Wash reusable cloth mask with detergent before the first use, and wash with detergent after every subsequent use.
» Do not touch or fiddle with the mask once it is secured and you are out in public
» Wash hands before removing mask
» Dispose of used non-woven filter (examples below)
» Wash used mask with detergent before using again
» Wash hands after handling used mask and filter
» Moisturize your hands
Please use your critical thinking skills, ability to conduct your own research, and adapt existing information to cleaning and wearing your fabric mask with filter pocket.
I make no promises on the the durability of the masks I have made.
I swear to watch instructional videos.
Please use your critical thinking skills, ability to conduct your own research, and adapt existing information to donning & doffing a fabric mask with filter
I swear not to commit these mask wearing faux pas
Fabrics & Non-woven Fabrics to use as filters or DIY masks
Please use your critical thinking skills and ability to conduct your own research when determining what filter and mask materials to use. None of these fabrics or "filters" replace an actual surgical or N95 mask, but as we all know, those are in short supply.
» Paper towels
» Shop rags
» HEPA Vacuum Bags like these (use not-condoned by vacuum bag manufacturer)
» 65GSM Fabric such as OLY-Fun (think reusable shopping bags)
» 3-ply 25GSM Fabric (fabric used in surgical masks)
For a more mask material suggestions go here.
I Swear to Remember
Anything covering my face is better than nothing covering my face.
Some links to useful things
» Facts about the virus and how it spreads | source
Everything on this site is a starting point for you. Please use your critical thinking skills and your ability to conduct your own research when evaluating what to do, where to donate, etc. I am not a medical professional-just an anxious and crafty individual.
Masks will not prevent you from catching the virus, they simply provide you and others some extra protection. Continue to practice other safety measures to decrease you chance of catching the virus. Wash your hands, do not touch your face, self isolate, physically distance, and only go out to stores and visit people who do not live with you when absolutely necessary.
created With love, frustration, and a bit of magic.
Be safe. Be well. Cover Your face.
© 2020 shannanerginz