Answers to Your COVID-19 in Hawai‘i Questions: Face Masks, Protective Gloves and More

Dr. Rupie answers questions about what kind of fabric to use for homemade masks, the best behavior in stores and more.


Every morning, Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji bring your questions about COVID-19 and its effects on the city and state to local experts in the COVID-19 Care Conversation. On Monday, April 6, they spoke with internal medicine doctor Dr. Rupie.


Among the questions in this segment, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Executive Collaborative:

  • Why are leaders now telling people to wear masks?

  • What kind of fabric should I use to make a homemade mask?

  • What should you do and not do if you wear gloves?

  • What should you do when you go grocery shopping?