Donate the rest of them to health care workers, who on Tuesday made up 20% of Ohio's 2,199 confirmed infections.
Currently, the CDC says that those who are not sick and not caring for someone who is sick don't need to wear a mask.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
"When we get in a situation where we have enough masks, I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening this recommendation of using masks", according to Fauci.
Thomas Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, maintained the CDC should push people to use nonmedical masks.
When asked about the prospect during a press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump answered, "That's certainly something we could discuss".
Face masks may slow the spread of the disease by infected people, including those who don't know they are infected.
In the Czech Republic, people are required to wear masks out in public during the pandemic, even if they're homemade.
The source told The Washington Post that the guidance is still being developed, but if enacted, would clearly note that the public should wear non-medical masks as to not exacerbate the limited supply of medical masks for healthcare workers.
Dr. Daniel R. Kuritzkes, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, said in an e-mail, "Masks are good for preventing people from spreading infection to others, probably less effective at protecting people from acquiring infection".
"It's really a perfectly good public health intervention that's not used", added KK Cheng, a public health expert at the University of Birmingham.
Trump's statements came in response to a question about a new roadmap to recovery authored by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, which suggested that citizens be urged to wear non-medical face masks when in public.
"We're not there yet, but I think we're coming close to some determination, because if in fact a person who may or may not be infected wants to prevent infecting someone else, one of the best ways to do that is with a mask", Fauci said.
The U.S. Surgeon General at the beginning of March tweeted an admonition to the American people: Stop buying face masks.
But he also said, "Well-designed homemade or commercially manufactured masks for the public that did not draw on the supply needed by healthcare workers could potentially provide some protection".
"It's also possible that mask-wearing might increase the risk for infection if other recommendations (like hand washing and distancing) are less likely to be followed or if the mask is contaminated and touched", he noted.