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Governor’s Office shares ‘How to Make a Mask’ video

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The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday encouraged New Mexicans to view and share a video titled “How to Make a Mask”.

The video can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://cv.nmhealth.org/about-covid-19/. It offers instruction on making a cloth, non-medical face covering.

“The best way to avoid getting or spreading the new coronavirus continues to be staying home,” a press release about the video states.

“However, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies where it could be difficult to maintain social distancing.”

Wearing a non-medical mask is an additional, voluntary measure that could keep people who have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others, according to the CDC.

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It is not a replacement for other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — like staying home, physical distancing and hand-washing, the press release states.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.

It’s encouraged those be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.

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