If you have tried to get your hands on a face mask, to help protect yourself when you have to go out, you know that they are almost impossible to get. I have personally looked on Amazon, Tractor Supply, Walmart, and other places and either they are out of stock or they cannot promise delivery till late April. It is a scary situation, but I have the answer:
MAKE YOUR OWN!!
The information for these patterns come from this website: Sewing Surgical Masks
If you can make these, hospitals and first responders desperately need them. If you want to donate them, please put the masks in a plastic bag before dropping them off at hospitals, firehouses or police stations. They will be washed before use, so you don't need wash them before taking them.
Everyone stay safe, and please follow the safety directives. We will get through this if everyone cooperates.