Sterilize Your Facemask in the Microwave?

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and now local and state governments have recommended that people wear a face mask if they are in any public setting, more and more people have been wearing them–

Since masks such as N-95 respirators have been in short supply and mostly only available to health care workers, people have been creative by making their own cloth masks out of a number of materials including cotton fabric, mesh cloth and other things. Most of these masks that people create are one-off and they are expected to use them again and again.