People asked to step up and help with cloth masks
Reusable masks still needed; higher demand with new directive
April 9, 2020
Havre Daily News staff
The Montana State University Hill County Extension office and Hill County Health Department announced Wednesday they are continuing to organize volunteers in the community who want to make reusable masks for local health care, emergency medical services and law enforcement locations that are running low on supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A push went out to help make masks for Northern Montana Health Care, which is still ongoing, but other organizations are in need of more masks.
A press release said it is especially crucial with the new state directive that encourages everyone who is going outside of their home to also wear a mask, under the latest recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
People who would like to sew masks to be distributed to places and people in need of masks are asked to contact the Extension Office or fill out an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLV89ZH .
The Extension office has fabric that can be accessed by volunteers who can commit to making masks. The office also has patterns people can use and resources to help them with this task.
People with questions or who need more information can contact the Family Consumer Science and 4H Extension Agent Jasmine Carbajal at 400-2335 or email her at [email protected] .
Entities in Hill County that are serving the community and need reusable masks or gowns can contact the Hill County Health Department at 400-2415 to add their location to the list of places people can donate to.