Statement from the CDC: HCP use of homemade masks:
In settings where face masks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.
CDC advises simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus.
A washing machine with soap is good enough for cleaning the masks after wearing, or with soap and water in a sink.
Of course our masks are not medical grade masks but those should be reserved for doctors and hospital use.
Our masks come with no guarantee of protection of course and they cannot be returned for obvious reasons.