COVID-19 Protective Equipment

Given recent personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, we complied a series of files that you may use to create your own materials to combat the spread of COVID-19:

  • Plastic (PET) face shields
  • Fabric face masks
  • Mask tension release strap
  • Social distancing and handwashing signage
  • Acrylic door openers


The projects on this page are not certified by a public health authority or accreditation body. Furthermore, these projects do not guarantee protection against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Plastic Face Shield

All that you need to produce this face shield is a sheet of PET plastic and a laser cutter.

Required Materials

  • 12" x 18" sheet of PET plastic (0.007")

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Flip-Up Face Shield

Using your laser system, acrylic, PET plastic, you can create a face shield with a liftable visor.

Required Materials

  • 10" x 7" acrylic sheet (1/4")
  • 10" x 12" sheet of PET plastic (0.007")

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Cotton Face Mask

Reserve protective equipment for front-line healthcare workers, and sew your own cotton face mask. You can purchase new fabric, or repurpose old clothing, dish cloths, or even bed sheets.

Required Materials

Mask Size Fabric Dimensions (L x W) Fabric Sheet Quantity*
 Small (S)  6.5" x 10" 2
 Medium (M)  7" x 11" 2
 Large (L)  8" x 12" 2

*Different fabric colours are recommended to distinguish between interior and exterior mask components (see video).

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No-Sew Face Mask

With only once piece of cotton fabric and two rubber bands (approx. 10 cm diameter), you can easily create a face mask. 

Required Materials

Mask Size Fabric Dimensions (L x W) Fabric Sheet Quantity
Small 8" x 16" 1
Medium 12" x 16" 1
Large 16" x 20" 1

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COVID-19 Safety Signage

Make durable signage from acrylic and laminated plastic to encourage handwashing and social distancing.

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Acrylic Door Openers

These door openers can be conveniently attached to a key chain and used to open "push" and "pull" doors.

With this handy tool, you need not directly touch door handles.

Required Materials

  • 11.75”x 23.5” sheet of acrylic (1/4") - produces 60 units

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Tension Release Strap

Wearing a mask for an extended period of time can cause ear discomfort. A comfort strap can help to relieve tension by allowing users to hook their mask to the strap instead of their ears.

Required Materials

  • 12" x 24" sheet of TroLase (1/16") - produces 57 units

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