Residents Sew Protective Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz

With the numbers of suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus increasing each day, healthcare facilities across the nation are experiencing a shortage of much needed N95 masks, which help filter out at least 95% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, local citizens have been coming together to help protect the livelihood of the nation’s vital healthcare workers by sewing protective masks.

Though they don’t offer the same protection as N95 masks, healthcare workers are able to use the handmade, washable masks to cover their surgical masks, which enables them to be used for longer than without. In addition, in hard hit areas where there are no longer any protective masks available, having a handmade cloth mask is much better than having nothing at all. Read More