Many members of the WSU community have stepped up in remarkable ways to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we thank you. Some of you are making cloth masks for respiratory etiquette, and we felt we should provide information about guidelines from appropriate agencies.
For WSU-made cloth masks, we strongly recommend attaching a tag and/or including a note with the statement: “Cloth masks are intended to assist with respiratory etiquette only and should not be considered personal protective equipment for medical purposes.”
Further, we recommend that you advise users of cloth masks to adhere to guidance from the CDC regarding the care and use of cloth masks. Please refer to the first page of this CDC flyer, which could be printed out and included with each mask.
Thank you and Go Cougs!