At this point, we all know that the CDC recommends wearing a mask in public.
Thankfully, many organizations, companies, nonprofits, and Minnesotans have stepped up and now we have a long list of Minnesota mask makers helping to make sure no Minnesotan has to worry about going without a mask. Because Minnesotans look out for each other and help one another.
Click here to see some of the many people and organizations who have stepped up during this pandemic to create masks.
More local Minnesota mask makers you can support (some are even donating proceeds to nurses and doctors):
Then there are also folks like Kirk Sklar, a 49-year-old artist and maker of specialty dog leashes who lives and works in St. Paul’s Lowertown. Sklar lost his income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic so he decided to put his time and energy into making masks. He partnered with Ikervolk, a company that now sells his homemade face masks.
These are just a few of the amazing people who have stepped up during the pandemic and created masks for the community. You can be a part of this too. Check out this link for an easy step-by-step mask tutorial.
We can all continue to do our part and give back by purchasing locally-made masks, wearing them in public spaces, and practicing social distancing. Keep stepping up Minnesota. Together, we will get through this pandemic.