Homemade coronavirus masks are a last resort, CDC says -- but hospitals are asking for them
Israelis wearing masks against coronavirus

Some New Jersey healthcare providers are calling on volunteers to make masks for their workers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — despite federal guidelines saying homemade masks should be only used as a last resort because they may not be effective.Atlantic Health Systems of Morris Plains operates five medical centers in Central Jersey and made a plea on its website for help.“Calling all those who can sew. If you can sew, you can make a mask," a statement on its website said. "These masks will be used for those in healthcare spaces who are not directly at risk for coronavirus exposure ...


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