How to make a no-sew, DIY protective face mask at home

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(WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order that goes into effect Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m. requiring anyone in a public place to wear a face covering. Since it is so difficult to find one for sale during the pandemic, News 8’s Suzie Hunter shows you how to make one with materials in your own home.

The governor’s order does not require citizens to wear medical-grade N-95 masks. In fact, that is discouraged; the recommendation is to leave those medical-grade masks for medical workers and first-responders.

The order says citizens can use paper masks, but also use any type of cloth to cover their mouth and nose.

RELATED: Executive Order requiring people to wear face masks in public goes into effect tonight

In the video above, News 8’s Suzie Hunter shows you how to make a face mask out of a t-shirt and two rubber bands in only minutes, with no sewing required.

Our version uses a t-shirt cut into a square about the size of a bandanna and two rubber bands.

These are not as effective as those N95 masks you hear so much about, and they’re no substitute for social-distancing, so to be safe, just stay home if you can. 

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