Route 1 Mask Match seeks costumers to make masks
Hi, not sure if this is right for you, but I’m figuring some PG Theater folk who make costumes might be willing to pitch in on an effort to make masks for vulnerable people in the community. If you agree, we’d appreciate your sharing the following information:
Subject: Masks Needed for Vulnerable People & Essential Workers in Route 1 Communities
Do you sew? Are you making masks? Route 1 Mask Match is a new effort to get masks into the hands of vulnerable people and those who must interact with large populations in the Route 1 communities, from Mount Rainier to Beltsville.
Already, there are already requests for more than 900 masks from seniors groups, individuals, and others up and down Route 1, and more requests are expected. Route 1 Mask Match is committed to ensuring the mask collection and distribution process is handled in a safe manner consistent with social distancing. Depots to drop off completed masks, as well as fabric and other mask-making materials, are being set up throughout the area.
To find drop-off locations, as well as patterns and other mask-making guidance, visit http://www.Route1MaskMatch.org and follow Route 1 Mask Match on Facebook. The website also includes helpful information about proper use and cleaning of cloth face masks.
The CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face masks while outside of the home together with social distancing techniques to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. As of April 14, the Maryland Department of Health reports more than 2,350 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Prince George’s County and 72 deaths. Cloth masks are effective because they reduce the risk of transmitting virus-carrying droplets, which can be spread long before a person realizes they are infected.