LOMBARD – State Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn) is calling on community members to make and donate face masks for use in local nursing homes during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
“I have received a request for 180 face masks from Lexington Square of Lombard’s senior living facility,” Costa Howard said. “They are hoping some of our local residents will make and donate homemade masks that can be used to protect staff and residents from the virus.”
Directions on how to sew homemade masks can be found on the New York Times website, at https://www.nytimes.com/article/how-to-make-face-mask-coronavirus.html, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.
“If you are one of the many volunteers who are sewing face masks to help protect public health during this pandemic, please let me know,” Costa Howard said. “We can pick up the masks at your home and take them to Lexington Square or other nearby care facilities that may be in need.”
To donate masks or to get more information, please contact Costa Howard’s office at 630-812-9292 or email@example.com.