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Type of plastic sheeting to use for shelter-in place

DHS recommends using plastic sheeting with thickness of to mil (0.004 in 0.006.) or greater. For reference, commercially available sheeting is typically sold at 0.7, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, and 10 mil.

Last Updated: 08/28/2019

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