According to the CDC, opens a new window, they recommend "wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission." But how do you make an effective face covering? Well the CDC has information on that. On their website, opens a new window, the CDC shows how to make 3 different types of face masks, opens a new window. Also, the New York Times, opens a new window has released a pattern and instructions for how to sew face masks as well.