This kit includes everything you need to make 10 masks. This pattern requires no elastic and no wire. The pieces are pre cut and ready to be sewn. We have a video tutorial on how to sew these as well on our YouTube channel, search us under the name KPEA design.
*** BE SURE TO WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER EACH USE *** Currently, the supply of surgical masks is at a critical all-time low throughout the entire nation. We are finding locally that our nurses are only receiving on N95 mask a day and our Fire/EMS responders might only receive one a week, so these covers are being used to extend the life of the limited supply of these critical supplies.
While handmade fabric face masks are NOT a substitution for N95 masks, in times of emergency, the CDC may allow handmade fabric masks to be used when critical shortages take place. You can read more from the CDC here on the use of homemade masks here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html
According to the CDC website "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."
In addition to helping medical staff during critical shortages, these masks can be used at home as well. While wearing homemade face masks will not prevent against catching a respiratory illness, they can help reduce the spread of large particles when someone sneezes or coughs.