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Face masks: When and where you should wear one

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 17:17:12-04

MTN News spoke with Mike Maltaverne, the Incident Commander for the Gallatin County Covid-19 Response, about face masks.

Maltaverne urged the public not to try to get N-95 face masks, which are needed for emergency responders and medical professionals. He says homemade masks should be used by the public to keep each of us spreading virus to others. Maltaverne also pointed out the need not to shame people if you see them with professional-grade masks in public because there might be a reason they have them.

He also noted homemade reusable masks should not be shared or worn for long periods of time, and they should not be touched, but immediately thrown in the wash once you return from your short trip to the store or out for errands.

Watch the video above for a demonstration on how to make a mask at home.