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Use your VPUL resource bandana as a homemade mask

Surgeon General's Instructions for making a cloth mask using the VPUL resource bandanas new students receive each fall during New Student Orientation. Adapted by Vice Provost for University Life, Vice Provost for Education, and Wellness at Penn.

Step by Step animation showing how to make a homemade mask

Thanks to Rebecca Huxta from Campus Health for giving us step-by-step instructions!

STEP 1: Fold to the middle from the bottom
STEP 2:
Fold to the middle from the top
STEP 3:
Fold again to the middle from bottom
STEP 4:
Fold again to middle from top
STEP 5:
Affix two rubber bands, one on each side
STEP 6:
Fold each side to the middle and put on cloth mask looping the rubber bands around your ears



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