Make a no-sew face cover out of other clothing

This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the Pandemic badge.

Especially at the beginning of the pandemic, there was a lot of conflicting information worldwide about the usefulness (or not) of masks and homemade face coverings. Experience, studies and research since then has shown that masks do work: mainly to protect others from you, but also to protect yourself. Tighter-woven materials and more layers provide more protection, so the ad-hoc face coverings described here should be a last resort, not a first choice.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:

  • Photo of the materials for your face covering
  • Photo of the face covering being worn
  • If you used another source than the ones listed above, please include the link to it and tell us why it’s good

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