Cloth Mask for Community Use
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beatitudes has developed a cloth mask. Because we first made this information available to our team in Haiti, the patterns is available in both French and English. The patterns are attached below for download.
What wearing a cloth mask will do for you:
Keep you from touching your nose and mouth and getting infected from germs on your hands (but remember: don’t touch your eyes either!)
Keep you from infecting other people by coughing or sneezing infectious droplets onto your hands or other surfaces
Protect your nose and mouth from large infectious droplets from other people’s cough or sneeze
What wearing a mask will NOT do for you:
Keep you from inhaling or spreading germs in the tiny water particles that we all breathe out in the course of normal breathing
Remember, social distancing and good and frequent hand washing/sanitizing are your best defense against COVID-19!
Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people from different households where people must stand less than 2 meters apart.
Wash or sanitize your hands often, especially when you have touched things that many other people have also touched