Local volunteers are sewing face masks in response to shortages of protective gear for health care providers, people in the service sector and community members from COVID-19. Here we speak with three people in the community who have been organizing these efforts: Carol O'Driscoll, Director of Surgical Services at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca Mask Makers organizer Adrienne Huffman, and Bryant Avenue Sewing Group organizer Andy Ruina.

(photo:  courtesy Andy Ruina)

For more information about the Cayuga Medical Center Surgical Mask project, go to https://cayugahealthsystem.org/how-to-help/#volunteer

About Ithaca Mask Makers: https://ithacamaskmakers.wordpress.com/

For information about mask safety and mask sewing patterns:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vKoKwtxTAXFQe8UC7I8Tg3PtOTF4EWe2gyLOBk_YjyU/edit