SUMMIT, N.J. – Sitting at her home sewing machine, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz shares how to make face masks during the coronavirus outbreak in a new video released today. A retired licensed registered nurse, Munoz has been volunteering to help health care workers on the frontlines through her county’s emergency medical reserve corps and sewing face masks for the Atlantic Health System.
“We are all in this together. It’s all hands on deck. You can do this and stay home,” said Munoz (R-Union). “Those who can help, who can volunteer, sign up or contact your county to see what you can do to help.”
She explains that while they are not as protective as the N95 respirators and surgical masks, they are effective at preventing people from touching their faces throughout the day, which is how many become infected. As the public abides by the stay-at-home order, they can make masks for hospitals and other facilities that are in need of donations.
For step-by-step DYI face mask instructions, click here.