How to Make Masks
- How to Make Homemade Masks: Sew & No Sew Options
- Not All Masks Are Equal: Testing Your Mask
- Too Loose or Too Tight: Get That Fit Right
Wearing & Caring For Your Mask
- Cleaning Your Mask: How to Wash Your Mask
- Considerations for Wearing Masks: Who Should & Should Not Wear Masks
- How to Wear Glasses with a Mask: The American Academy of Opthamology recommends wearing your glasses lower on your nose and keeping your mask higher on your nose to prevent fogging.
- Fighting "Maskne": The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers advice and tips to help combat acne while wearing face masks.
Face Shields, Gaiters and Masks with Valves
- Face Shields: They protect your eyes but there's not enough evidence it protects from respiratory droplets. The United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC) does not currently recommend using in place of a mask, but they may be used in conjunction with one.
- Gaiters: The CDC is still evaluating their effectiveness; a face mask is a better choice.
- Masks with Valves: Allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material. The CDC does not recommend their usage.
Sensory Sensitivity and Face Coverings
- Autism & Face Masks: Helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Face Mask Brackets/Spacers: These may help people that feel they can't breathe with a mask on. There are no peer-reviewed studies on the effectiveness of masking with a bracket or spacer. Attention should be given to make sure your mask still fits you properly if you choose to use a bracket or spacer. If you can breathe well while wearing a mask, it's preferable to not use these devices.