Dave Wooten from the XL Morning Show was asked by the City of Bozeman and the Health Department to show how easy it is to make your own mask. We're being asked to now wear masks when we're out in public, so if you don't have one, it's easy to make your own. Trust us, if Dave can do, anyone can do it.

Some key points to remember:

  • The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, such as at grocery stores or pharmacies.
  • Activities in close proximity such as speaking, coughing or sneezing, can spread the virus. Wearing cloth face coverings may prevent people without symptoms from unknowingly spreading the virus.
  • The cloth face coverings that are recommended are NOT surgical masks or N-95 respirators. These are critical supplies and should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Face coverings DO NOT replace the need for social distancing or frequent hand washing, which are still essential to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wearing a cloth face covering is likely a new experience. Make sure you try it on at home and have a good fit. You do not want to be touching or adjusting the cloth face covering while you are out in public. Make sure to remove from the ear or head straps and wash as soon as you get home, then wash your hands.