Coronavirus Prevention

Profits from the items in this collection  are used to fund materials and labor supporting the Station North Tool Library's sewing project and Open Works' 3d-printed shield effort. More information is available in our blog entry.

On April 3, 2020, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) provided recommendations for wearing a homemade mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a.k.a Coronavirus. Chase Street A&E has developed a precise laser-cut pattern to make tailored masks in three different sizes, and including a pocket for a replaceable filter (such as a coffee filter or cutout from a vacuum bag). While not necessarily medical-grade, this mask will provide some level of protection when worn properly, without depriving front-line health workers of their personal protective equipment (PPE). If you're interested in supporting our work on this project, we welcome donations