PISCATAWAY, NJ - In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that all Americans wear cloth face masks when out in public.

“This recommendation complements and does not replace President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” states the CDC on its website on Friday.

In a link to a video in which the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how residents and others can make their own face mask, one type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in short supply in many areas.

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Watch the video on “How to Make a Cloth Face Covering”:

The CDC includes a link with step-by-step instructions on how to make a Sewn Cloth Face Covering. For those without access to a sewing machine, there’s also the Quick-Cut T-shirt option and the Bandana Cloth Face Covering. Neither require any stitching. Click here to view the instructions.

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