ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Walz launched a statewide homemade mask drive for the week of April 18 to April 25, to create homemade masks for donation and highlight the importance of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday morning, Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) delivered 28 masks he personally made to Chisholm Fire Chief Bob Brown at the Chisholm Fire Hall.
“Each and every one of us has a part to play in combatting COVID-19. It was a labor of love making these masks and I am proud to be able to provide a little help to our frontline healthcare workers,” said Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm). “I want to thank everyone who has taken time to make a mask already and encourage people to continue to come together and support these courageous workers. We are all in this together, and we will get through it together.”
The masks that have been delivered to the fire departments will then be delivered to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents to wear. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to protect others from COVID-19. Cloth face masks can help prevent the wearer from infecting others – especially in situations where they may spread the virus without symptoms.