How To Make Up To 400 Face Masks From A Car Cover
The growing number of COVID-19 cases has created a global crisis. Health care workers are in dire need of supplies and equipment, especially protective face masks. We have decided to do our part and help as best as we can by creating an easy instructional video on how to create protective masks with our car covers.
Our intention is to help our customers create their own homemade masks so that higher quality masks can make their way to the health care workers that need them the most.
Some of our covers (listed below) are made from a non-woven breathable material, similar to the material of surgical masks, have a soft inner lining, and are splash-proof, which helps slow the spread of the virus. One car cover can make up to 400 masks. We encourage those who are able to make homemade masks to make as many as they can to provide them to their community members who are unable to make their own. Our factory is also starting production on personal protective equipment for local medical workers.
It is important to look after each other during these trying times. Our number one priority is the safety and health of our staff and customers. Please help us spread the word on how to make your own masks. We hope you all stay safe, take proper precautions, and we will get through this together.
Covers That Can Be Used For Masks
NOTE: We do not recommend using Budge Lite as it does not offer enough protection.
Facts About Face Masks
- Face Masks (aka Personal Protective Equipment) are in extremely short supply in the United States. They should not be confused with N95 Masks—which are sealed to the face and critically needed by medical personnel and those who are known to have been directly exposed to patients with proven or suspected COVID-19. However, as evidenced below, face masks have real value and benefit.
- Face masks have real value and benefit and should be supplied to and are STRONGLY recommended to be worn by older adults, those with underlying medical conditions and others who need to leave their home for any reason
- Face masks, importantly, prevent users from touching their mouth and nose with their possibly contaminated hand.
- See Boston Globe article, 3/19/2020, “Guidance against wearing masks for the coronavirus is wrong – you should cover your face”.
- Face masks PREVENT potential asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic transmission and are strongly recommended by older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. See authoritative British Medical Journal, the Lancet, 3/20/2020: “Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic”: Perhaps it would also be rational to recommend that people in quarantine wear face masks if they need to leave home for any reason, to prevent potential asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic transmission. In addition, vulnerable populations, such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, should wear face masks if available. The universal use of face masks could be considered if supplies permit (Emphasis added)
The CDC’s advice similarly includes: To protect yourself: wear a face mask if you are sick and cover coughs and sneezes.