After it became clear that our local hospitals would not be able to accept donations of handmade masks, we quickly redirected our efforts and decided to provide a mask to every resident of Creekside. The sewing continued, elastic was trimmed and deliveries began. During the initial stages of our project, the CDC issued a new recommendation.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
This recommendation energized our volunteers. As of today, April 6, we completed 924 masks for 457 homes within our community. It's wonderful to be part of such a caring community. We are doing our part to flatten the curve. Of course, we continue to urge everyone to follow all local, state and federal guidelines as issued by authorities. Stay safe everyone.
If you received a mask, please be reminded to wash it before using. Masks cannot prevent COVID 19, but them may help prevent the spread. Each mask was sewn by a Creekside volunteer.