Most of us are still out here using cloth masks to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, though surgical masks have finally come back in stock in a lot of places.
But the N95 mask — the preferred mask for coronavirus — is still fairly elusive. Because of this, it’s still recommended that citizens leave them for health care workers and others who might have a greater need for them.
However, some folks already had some N95 masks lying around at the start of the pandemic, or managed to get their hands on some over the last few months in some way or another. Those who have may be saving them for a time when they feel like they’re truly needed, since, again, they still just aren’t easy to get.
But it turns out there’s an easy way to decontaminate these in-demand products for multiple uses.
A video released by the Department of Homeland Security shows how you can get your N95 respirator ready for a second (or third or fourth) use in a short amount of time. And all you really need is an Instant Pot.