For the most up to date information on the virus:  Official CDC Website

Additional resources: DIY Facemask  (YouTube Video from Surgeon General)

   DIY Masks PDF



  • If you are sick, stay home. 
  • Maintain appropriate “social distancing” of six feet.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes and face.
  • Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue away, or cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm. If you sneeze or cough into your facial covering, you may wish to replace it with a fresh one. Properly discard the soiled covering.
  • Keep frequently touched common surfaces clean.
  • Clean any shared workspace before beginning work.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated and eating wholesome food.


  • Do Not:  Take N95, surgical or other medical masks away from the sick, healthcare workers or first responders. Use only the DIY facial coverings or those not used by the healthcare industry. 
  • Do Not:  Leave your facial covering where it could contaminate others or surfaces.
  • Do Not:  Reuse your DIY facial covering without laundering daily or disposing properly. A COVID-19 transmission could occur should coverings become contaminated with the virus, not properly cleaned or disposed of, and be handled by someone else.
  • Ensure that facial coverings do not interfere with communications.