A stitch in time
If you have a sewing machine and some time on your hands in the weeks to come, some individuals are passing the time making their own facemasks to use in the event of a complete lack of them in the area. Usually, surgical facemasks can be found at every door of every hospital and clinic in the panhandle, but they are now closely guarded in most local clinical settings.
Across the country, health systems and administrators are asking the public to do their part in slowing the disease by staying home and disinfecting high traffic areas. For those who must work outside the home and regularly interact with other people outside of the healthcare setting, including gas station attendants, restaurant workers, truck drivers, ranchers and farmers, staying home isn’t an option and access to N95 masks, the only mask that the CDC considers safe from getting the Coronavirus, is certainly not an option.
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