For more information about cloth face masks – from making them, to wearing them and to washing them – it can be found here at Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Children 2 years old or younger should never wear a mask
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Fort Wayne Mask Operations
Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, our staff have been wearing home-sewn masks for some time. We’ve been diligent about wearing masks and will continue to do so per CDC recommendations.
Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that many of our neighbors are having trouble obtaining and paying for face masks. One mask can cost anywhere from $5 to $20, and it is recommended that each person own more than one mask so that they can be washed frequently.
Although $5 to $20 may not sound like a lot, for a family already facing serious financial hardships, this is a prohibitive price tag. This is why Wellspring is stepping up as a distributor of home-sewn masks.
Through this initiative we are streamlining both the search and donation process. Although COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for Fort Wayne, at Wellspring, we are committed to adapting to the changing needs of our community.
We believe that everyone—regardless of their income—has the right to feel protected and to be equipped to protect their family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
Through Mask-Ops, we are confident that we can do our part to contribute to our community’s safety and peace of mind during these very uncertain times.
Wellspring distributed 5,730 home-sewn, reusable, cloth masks.