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Covid-19: The faces behind the masks

 

April 16, 2020

Photo courtesy of Sally Dwyer

The face masks that the community has been making are made with various colorful fabrics.

There was a time when masks were associated with Halloween, horror movies, dances, and merrymaking. In today's current environment they've been elevated to a new status; as a way to protect and stop the spread of COVID-19. In Petersburg specifically the making of masks has become a cottage industry, helping to encourage good mental health and as a way to reach out and help others, while practicing social distancing.

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