How to make your own Gamecock face covering

Wearing a face covering can protect yourself and others, and as Gamecocks we pledge to demonstrate concern for others. Even if you aren't showing symptoms of COVID-19, you could still unkowingly spread the virus to those around you by not wearing a face covering.

Visit the CDC's webpage for guidelines when making your own cloth face covering along with other ways to help stop the spread of COVID-29.

If you're like us, you have probably accumulated several Gamecock T-shirts over the years. Follow these simple, no-sew, steps to repurpose an old T-shirt into a face covering. For added protection, include a layer of a tightly woven fabric like a cotton flannel or a coffee filter if you don't have another filter readily available. Visit Real Simple's website for a list of places to purchase reusable, insertable filters online.

Jan Howell's 8-minute instructional video provides a more in depth tutorial on this method and can be found on YouTube. Another no-sew method by the U.S. surgeon general can be found on the CDC website.

Demonstrate your commitment to keep the UofSC community in good health by being a part of #IPledgeColumbia and honoring the pledge during the upcoming semester. For more information and to take the pledge, visit the #IPledgeColumbia webpage.

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