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Surge in COVID-19 cases results in a surge of mask making


Last updated 7/10/2020 at 12:03pm

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Havreite Mersades Lodge works at her kitchen table making masks Thursday. She said there was currently a need for children's sized face coverings.

Production and donation of cloth masks in Havre has seen a drop off in the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic with many private mask makers feeling burned out and local demand lessening, but the new surge in cases in Hill County has spurned many to start back up again.

"The number of infections is increasing here in our little town," said Shannon Heggem, administrator of the Faecbook group Help Needed To Sew Masks For Northern Montana. "... No doubt it's going to be spreading through our community so the need here is ongoing and increasing."

Heggem said many of her group's members...

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