Don't have a mask? Here's how to make one with no sewing required

Posted at 11:00 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 23:49:11-04

RICHMOND, Va -- Virginians over the age of 10 will be required to wear masks or face-coverings when inside public spaces starting on Friday May 29.

Health experts say that 20-30% of COVID-19 transmissions are happening in pre-symptomatic or a-symptomatic people, and the CDC has said that even homemade masks drastically reduce the spread of oral droplets that carry the virus.

But if you don't have access to a mask, the CDC has provided instructions on how to make one, with multiple options for a "no sew" mask as well as instructions for those who have a sewing machine.

All you need to make a no-sew mask is a bandanna, t-shirt, or piece of cloth, as well as two rubber bands and a pair of scissors.

Additionally, Gov. Northam has said that Virginians may use scarves or bandannas as face coverings.

Click here for instructions on how to make a mask (scroll down for the no-sew option.)

Click here for the details on Virginia's mask requirement.